Kenosha (Wisc.) Bradford defensive back Trae Waynes picked up two early offers from North Dakota and North Dakota State. Additional offers will likely come as a result of camp performances, so the 6-0, 170-pound Waynes will put his skills on display for several schools this spring and summer.
Waynes first chance this spring to showcase his skills will be at the Ohio State NIKE Camp on May 1. He then plans to spend several weeks attending college camps in June.
"I'm going to be visiting North Dakota and North Dakota State, then I'll be hitting up some camps," Waynes said. "I'm going to talk to my head coach and see which [schools] are actually interested in me and try to hit those camps up. I was thinking about Iowa State, Michigan and Michigan State so far.
Waynes has previously visited Iowa State and Michigan, as well as Wisconsin. He has also been in close contact with several MAC programs.
"I haven't gotten anymore offers, but Bowling Green, Central Michigan and Ball State are showing interest," Waynes said. "I was at Central Michigan not too long ago and I'm going to go to Bowling Green in two weeks after the NIKE Camp. Ball State just emailed me and said they were pretty interested."
"I got to see one of [Central Michigan's] practices and they were pretty physical, so I liked that a lot. I got to meet all the coaches and they want to see me at camp to see whether I am a safety or corner. They said if I do well enough I could walk out with an offer.
Both North Dakota and North Dakota State have already made their Spring Evaluation Period calls to Waynes, and he is reciprocating their interest. Since they are the only teams that have offered, his interest starts and ends with the two Peace Garden State schools.
Waynes is currently in the midst of his high school baseball season. Bradford High is 6-1 on the season and Waynes is batting around .500 from the clean-up spot in the lineup. He plays outfield as well, and has one home run and several triples already this season.
On the football field last fall, Waynes tallied 63 tackles and one interception in just eight games playing both safety and corner. He missed three games with injury.