Rob Trigg's recent commitment to UC makes him the fourth member of Cincinnati's 2007 football recruiting class, but Trigg is still involved with Chaminade-Julienne's season. The Eagles are presently 5-4 and holding out hope of making the state playoffs. If Chaminade-Julienne does make the playoffs, it won't be easy. The Eagles face undefeated Kettering Archbishop Alter this Friday in a "must" win game.
Trying to get in touch with Rob can be challenging with his busy schedule, but Bearcat Insider finally spoke to the defensive lineman Monday night. Trigg gave his verbal commitment before taking his official visit. "I've been to UC a couple times and have talked to Coach Gill and Coach Dantonio. Coach Barnett is my recruiter so I've talked to them a lot. It seemed like the best fit for me so I called Coach Dantonio on October 15 and told him I wanted to commit. He said okay, but my official visit won't be until December 1st."
As of now, Rob is expecting to play on the defensive line. "We really haven't talked about that yet, but I guess I'll be a defensive end until I hear otherwise." Rob said he's 6' 3" tall and weights 235 pounds.
In choosing the Bearcats, Rob said he turned down offers from Miami of Ohio, Kent State and Toledo. There had been reports that Pittsburgh had also offered during the summer before Rob‘s coach, Jim Place, left for Hamilton High School. Rob explained the situation. "Pittsburgh's head coach came down and saw me, and he told Coach Place that they were going to offer me." Despite the apparent verbal offer from Coach Wannstedt, Trigg never received anything in writing from Pitt after Andy Helms was named head football coach at Chaminade-Julienne.
Rob identified the strengths of his game. "I'm real physical and get off the ball fast. I can beat up the tight ends with my strength and can get around the tackles with my speed. I'm a good pass rusher and defend the run well too."
Going to school and playing football doesn't leave Rob with a lot of free time, but he has seen the Bearcats play a couple games on television. "I try to catch as many games as I can, but with football I'm busy on Saturdays and throughout the week. I don't get to watch too much TV, but I did see the game last night (USF) and caught a little bit of the Louisville game." One of the attractions to attending Cincinnati was getting to play in Pat Narduzzi's attacking defense. "I think they're a hard nosed defense. They get to the ball and get after people hard. I really like it. When I was there for the senior camp this summer, I could really tell they like good technique and getting the job done."
Coach Dantonio has said that the Bearcats will have a smaller recruiting class than in previous years and will likely sign only fifteen recruits so it was probably wise for Rob to commit since he has stated all along that Cincinnati was his leader.