Posted: 9:05 am Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Trey Pendergrass gets earliest Jupiter Christian offer ever 

By Jason Lieser

Jupiter Christian senior-to-be Trey Pendergrass has an offer from Eastern Illinois, marking the earliest any Eagles player has received an offer.

Pendergrass (5-7, 155, 4.4) has been an asset to Jupiter Christian as a return man, receiver, running back and defensive back. Eagles coach Bill Powers said teams like Eastern Illinois are looking at him as a running back, while bigger schools seem more interested in using him in special teams.

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“Almost every single school that’s been here has shown an interest,” Powers said. “Louisville is the only school that said, ‘He’s too small for us.’”

Powers said schools that have expressed interest in Pendergrass include Miami, Delaware, Syracuse, Illinois, James Madison, Florida International and Florida Atlantic.

Pendergrass’ pure speed is alluring, but Powers said college coaches are especially excited by his agility.

“His thing is his quickness,” Powers said. “He can stop on a dime and change direction. That’s where he’s really, really good.”

Between rushing and receiving last year, Pendergrass totaled 1,008 yards and 15 touchdowns during the regular season.

His brother, former Royal Palm Beach star Brandon Pendergrass, is 5-9, 200 and plays running back for Wake Forest.