Commodores Offer SC Athlete

The Vanderbilt Coaching Staff has been scouring all over the country in an effort to land a few more defensive backs for their 2009 recruiting class. One particular cornerback that they've had their eyes on lately resides in the state of South Carolina. In fact, they just recently offered the Palmetto State athlete a scholarship. Come inside with VandyMania.com to get the scoop…

Commodore fans meet Justin Trapp, a 6-0, 170 pound athlete from out of Fairfield Central High School, located in Winnsboro, South Carolina. Trapp is without question, an extremely gifted athlete who is capable of lining up at various positions on the field. Trapp primarily lined up under center for the Griffins last fall, and made quite an impression to say the very least. "Last fall, I threw for over 1000 yards, and rushed for close to 1000 yards," Trapp told VandyMania.com. "I threw like 25 touchdown passes and scored 13 rushing touchdowns."

After such a remarkable senior season, the '09 star went on to receive a number of awards and accolades. "I was honored as the best back in AAA football for the state of South Carolina," Trapp said. "I made the All-Region Team, and was named to the All-State Team. I was also selected to play in the Shrine Bowl."

Not only did this young man receive awards and accolades for his hard work and dedication on the field, but he has also received a number of invitations from various colleges to join their prestigious programs next fall. "I'm not sure how many offers I have, but I can name some of the DI schools that have offered me already," Trapp said. "Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Presbyterian, and Vanderbilt have offered me so far."

Vanderbilt was one of the latest programs to extend an invitation to the highly-talented athlete. "They offered me on last Saturday," Trapp informed VandyMania.com. "It was a written offer. They've been recruiting me as a defensive back. They have also been looking at me as a slot receiver."

Trapp had an opportunity to showcase his skills at the wide receiver position in the 2008 Shrine Bowl on this past December. The multi-skilled athlete had over 70 yards receiving on just 4 catches.

At one point, Trapp was receiving some attention from the Clemson Tigers, and apparently had an official visit set with them for the 23rd of this month. But the two-way star informed us that he will not be in Clemson on next weekend. Instead, he will be heading up to Nashville, Tennessee to see what the Commodores have to offer.

We will keep you posted on the latest news regarding the gifted 2009 prospect from the state of South Carolina. So keep checking back with us because there is so much more to come.

Note: Trapp is also a standout on the baseball diamond, and has a couple of scholarship of offers on the table.