One Alabama High School prospect wasn’t sure to expect when he traveled to Knoxville for the first summer camp of the Lane Kiffin era.
For Dale Trimble, the Rocky Top experience was more than he expected, in a very positive way.
“I thought the Tennessee Camp was great,” Trimble told InsideTennessee.com Tuesday. “Getting to meet Monte Kiffin was incredible. He is one of the smartest defensive coaches I have ever met.”
Trimble currently holds eight official offers, from the likes of Tennessee, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Southern Mississippi and Clemson.
When asked if he had a favorite, Trimble wasn’t quick to answer.
“Right now I have interest in every school that has offered me,” Trimble said. “Tennessee is definitely up there towards the top, that’s for sure.”
In fact Trimble said in an earlier interview with Scout.com that he has already decided on four schools to take official visits at including one at Tennessee.
Trimble, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound athlete who runs a 4.48 forty, won the MVP Defensive Back Award at the UT skill camp.
“I was honored by being named the MVP,” Trimble said. “There were a lot of great athletes there.”
Trimble is also impressed by the Tennessee coaching staff including his recruiting coach Lance Thompson.
“Coach Thompson is a great guy,” Trimble said. “He is very knowledgeable about football. He’s very easy to talk to, he loves being at the University of Tennessee.”
Trimble also got the opportunity to visit one on one with the Vols head coach.
“Coach Kiffin is great,” Trimble said. “He has so much energy and really relates well to his players. I feel that he is going to do great things at UT.”