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'05 OH DB/WR Trey Stross (Iowa signee)



Ht: 6-3 Wt: 185 40: 4.5
Position: WR
Class: 2005 Senior
High School: Avon Lake HS
(Avon Lake, OH

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"Documented and Official Results
4.03 Pro Agility
4.46 40
35'' Vertical
benched 185-18 reps and 225-7"


Avon Lake wide receiver/defensive back Trey Stross has been named one of the best two-way players in the state by TheInsiders.com heading into next fall.

Stross, 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, was a key contributor to the Shoremen's state championship this year. He had 28 receptions for 721 yards and 10 touchdowns, earning him first team All-District and honorable mention All-Ohio as a junior.

He lists his top five schools as Ohio State, Florida State, Penn State, West Virginia and Tennessee.


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Stross seems like a pretty good athlete- from D'Andrea's HS


Two additions have added instant depth to the Avon Lake track program - one athlete and one coach.

The athlete is junior Trey Stross, a football and basketball standout who is out for track for the first time. Stross anchored victories in the 4x200 relay, the 4x100 relay, and finished second in the 400-meter dash, helping the Shoremen win the team title in Saturday's Avon Lake Invitational.

Stross had never run the 400 before the meet. He finished in 52.3 seconds. He did not compete in what might be his best events - the high jump and long jump - because he was taking a college entrance test in the morning.

"He's a very good athlete," Avon Lake coach Keith Kauffman said. "He's really going to step up to the plate for us this year."

The 4x200 relay team, which also included Jon Schroeder, John Clifford, and Bobby Doyle, set a school record, finishing in 1:32.3. Rob Heinen, Nick Cobos, Jeff McElheny and Mike Baraona also gave Avon Lake a victory in the 4x800 relay.

The coach is Bob D'Andrea, who became the school's first official throws coach this season. D'Andrea's son, Mike, won state championships in the shot put and discus in 2002 and is attending Ohio State on a football scholarship.
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A player who could really see his stock rise in the coming weeks is WR/DB Trey Stross of Avon Lake, OH. Stross recently had a positive trip to Maryland.

"I just got back from my visit to the University of Maryland," he said. "It was a beautiful campus, and the coaches and players were real nice."

Expect Stross to head back to Maryland this summer as well as a stop at the MSL/Insiders.com camp in Cincinnati, but all his plans don't seem final yet.

"I'll be planning for my camps this summer, and the Maryland four-day camp in June, I will be participating in for two of the four days," he said.

Is Ohio State recruiting Stross?

"Yes, I was still on their board of the four WRs," he said.

Stross also seems excited about the possibilities Maryland presented him with.

"Maryland is recruiting me as a FS and a WR. They think I can play both sides during a game," he said. "A (Chris) Gamble for example.

"They even said I can be one of the first players in NCAA to do all that and also be the starting punter. That would be really sweet and I think I can do all three. My endurance is really good and I can last a whole game. Also, with last year being my first year of punting and avg. about 42 yards a kick, I like the idea of almost not coming off the field."
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Stross last night

Doyle and Trey Stross were 1-3 in the 200 meters.

"In the 100, Schroeder and I talked and we didn't care who took which place, we just wanted to score points and get this conference championship," Doyle said.

Stross was running shoulder-to-shoulder with Doyle with about 10 meters to go in the 200 meters when he pulled up and limped across the finish line.

Avon Lake coach Keith Kauffman said Stross has had knee problems all track season. He thought he would be OK for next week's Division I district meet.

Stross, a first-year track athlete, was a member of Avon Lake's Division II state championship football team with Doyle, Schroeder and other members of the track team.

"Schroeder and I were working real hard to get Trey out for track," Doyle said. "He's such a great athlete."

Stross won the high jump (6-7), the 400 meters (50.57) and ran on the winning 4x200 relay team before he was injured. Schroeder won the long jump (21-0) and ran on both winning sprint relay teams.
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Stross continues to excell in the high jump

But while advancing to state was enough to satisfy them for now, Avon Lake's Trey Stross and Westlake's B.J. Travers settled for nothing less than a regional title.

Stross, a junior, won the boys high jump. His 6-foot-6 jump was 1-inch better than Berea's Jeremiah Johnson.

''I'm really close in getting to about 6-10. It's just a matter of time I think,'' said Stross, who has reached 6-8 three times. ''It's really close. I hope when it happens, it happens at state.''

I assume he goes to tOSU camp- he could be another darkhorse offer candidate
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Hartline, Robiskie, and Orton seem to be better prospects, and at least two of them would jump at an OSU offer. I agree Buckskin - Stross was a longshot at best, and his lack of interest in the Bucks will probably ensure that he does not receive an offer.
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Iowa newspaper article on Stross/Wilson commitments

More than two months before the 2004 football schedule kicks off, Iowa gained a pair recruits over the weekend for the 2005 season. Trey Stross and Marcus Wilson - both wide receivers - gave oral commitments to the Hawkeyes last weekend.

The 6-3, 195-pound Stross chose Iowa over scholarship offers from Maryland, Purdue, Illinois, Syracuse, and Boston College, among others. The Avon Lake, Ohio, native grabbed 29 passes during his junior campaign, averaging 27 yards per catch and scoring nine times on offense.

"Trey is going to be one of the better receivers from the state of Ohio," said Jeremy Crabtree, a national recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. "He catches virtually everything that is thrown his way."

Rivals has not released its complete position rankings yet this year, but Crabtree said Stross will probably not be a four-star prospect but a high three-star.

He compared him with current NFL wideout Joe Jurevicius, who played at Penn State. He has good size like Jurevicius, Crabtree said, but has a little bit extra in speed and acceleration.

Iowa told Stross that he is the top prospect at receiver that the Hawkeyes have on their list, Crabtree said.

"When [the Hawkeyes] say he's the No. 1 receiver on their list, that means a lot," Crabtree said. "If you're talking about good players to get out of talent-rich state of Ohio, that would be one of them. It's a good pick-up for the Hawkeyes."

Wilson, 6-2 and 190 pounds, selected the Hawkeyes over offers from Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia, and Rutgers, among others. The Cherry Hill, N.J., native had 48 catches for 625 yards and seven scores as a junior. Wilson's uncle, Darrell Wilson, is an assistant coach under Kirk Ferentz.

"You can never just assume automatically that the family tie is going to win you over," Crabtree said. "You have to present the other factors that are important to get a kid to come to a school."

Crabtree projects that Wilson will be a three-star recruit, too, and one of the top receivers in New Jersey. He noted that Wilson's state has some of the most "overlooked" talent in the nation and that it has been a long-standing pipeline for Iowa.

Attempts to reach Wilson and Stross Monday night were unsuccessful.
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I was just reading some of the older threads and came across this one.

Avon Lake is our biggest rival, and ive personally had to match-up against Trey 2 or 3 times. Hes a good player, but I dont blame OSU for not getting him an offer sooner, I didnt think he was a OSU caliber player. Hes got great hands, and has good speed running in and out of his cuts, but hes definetely not a burner. Hes really cut, but not that well built, although im sure since hes in college now that has changed.

Ive also hung out with him at a few track meets. Hes a good guy and has a good sense of humor.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 10:10 AM CDT
Hawkeye football profile: Stross hopes to provide lift
By JIM NELSON, Courier Sports Writer

WATERLOO -- His mom, Trudy, suggested it. His dad, Anthony, pulled the keys out of his pocket. And Trey Stross would have gone for it were it possible.

For three weeks, Stross has been chomping at the bit to play. However, a hamstring injury has kept him on the Iowa sidelines since the Hawkeyes' season opener Sept. 1 against Northern Illinois.

But when fellow receiver Andy Brodell went down in the first half of Iowa's 17-13 loss to Wisconsin Saturday with a severe hamstring injury, Trudy and Anthony Stross, in town to visit their son, joked that the trio should drive from Iowa City to Madison so Trey could pad up and help out the Hawkeyes.

The drive is a little more than four hours, so it wasn't a realistic goal.

But when Iowa hosts Indiana for homecoming at Kinnick Stadium Saturday at 11 a.m., Stross will get his chance to help the Hawkeyes' beleagured receiving corps.

With Brodell out for the season, the Hawkeyes are down to four freshmen (three redshirts) and Stross as their primary receivers. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound former Ohio all-state player has been cleared to practice.

"We're optimistic that we'll get him back," said Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz Tuesday. "He hasn't gone through the week yet, but he pushed it pretty hard last week with the trainers, and now it's a question of 'Can he go out there and play?'"

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