Mitchell's Ricky Trinidad visiting Nebraska-Kearney this weekend



MORE from our HomeTeam writers.

More Video

HomeTeam Hot Shots
Vote for the top male and female athletes from the bay area
Haydyn Gibson, golf, Osceola
Ariana Mosley, volleyball, Tampa Prep
Samantha Schlesman, volleyball, Seminole
Sarah Sprauge, volleyball, Sunlake
Kara Wilkins, swimming, Sunlake
Ashley Zagers, golf, Cambridge Christian
Bruce Anderson, football, Newsome
Christopher Faddoul, football, Wiregrass Ranch
Josh Joy, football, Keswick Christian
Todd Sims, football, Spoto
Zach Weaver, cross country, Pasco
Louis Zervos, football, Tarpon Springs



Fri. January 21, 2011 | Bryan Burns

Mitchell senior running back Ricky Trinidad will make an official visit to the University of Nebraska-Kearney this weekend, and Trinidad hopes that the Division II school will extend a scholarship offer during his trip.

Trinidad suffered a season-ending ACL tear in his knee in Mitchell's third game of the 2010 season against Clearwater Central Catholic. Despite carrying the ball just 30 times this season, Trinidad gained 609 yards, scored seven touchdowns and was selected to the all-Sunshine Athletic Conference first team by Pasco County's football coaches.

Last season as a junior, Trinidad was a Times' first team all-North Suncoast selection after rushing for 1,389 yards and 16 touchdowns.

After sustaining the knee injury, Division I-AA Georgia Southern pulled its scholarship offer to the 5-foot-8, 170 pounder. Trinidad thought he still had an offer from Youngstown State, another I-AA school, but the senior said he hasn't heard from the Penguins' coaching staff in months and he figures his offer from them is no longer on the table.

Trinidad said he hopes to make a decision on his future within the next two weeks.

Times staff writer Bob Putnam contributed to this report 

Recruiting updates more

    Players in post

    Teams in post


    Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours