San Diego (Calif.) Mira Mesa free safety Trey Lomax took an unofficial visit to San Diego State…
Aztecs are first to offer local product
"I think I did pretty well," Lomax said. "I felt I showcased what I could and what they [SDSU coaches] thought I lacked, I showed them I could it well. That's why I was able to earn that offer."
The Aztecs became the first team to offer the ball hawk safety.
"It was definitely a relief because everybody has been telling me once that first one comes that's when the doors open up to more," Lomax said. "It was a big relief and especially to have it come from San Diego State, big bonus. My parents want me to go there so I'm happy."
The 5-foot-11 and 175 pound spy in the secondary feels he offers many qualities to a football program.
"I'm not a 6-3 220-pound safety who is going to destroy you," Lomax said. "I think just my football awareness, IQ and knowing where to be at the right time is my main advantage as a defensive player."
"I bring excitement, attitude, always positive. I think I'm willing to take the chance to make the big play. I think that's the best thing I can offer."
Last season for Mira Mesa HS, at safety Lomax had 108 tackles, 2 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery including 4 starts at quarterback, last 3 games of the season.
Mira Mesa runs a 3-3-5 defense with a lot of man-to-man on the corners that allows Lomax to roam free; able to read the play, see it develop then react to make a play. He likes the idea of doing the same for SDSU.
"That's definitely a nice bonus," Lomax said. "I feel I fit into their defense very well."
Lomax will start at QB next season and play safety in certain situations. While he'll play safety a little less than he did last season, he hasn't lowered his expectations.
"I want to have another triple digit tackling season along with five interceptions," Lomax said. "Force more fumbles and make some more big plays."
Lomax's main goal this summer is to get faster with his top end speed, straight-line speed and lateral quickness. He will be looking to accomplish that with his speed trainer, working out in the gym and his high schools strength and conditioning coach.
As for recruiting, Lomax has been receiving interest from Arizona State, Washington, Colorado and will be camping with Cincinnati in July, where he expects an offer.
On what does Lomax look for in a school?
"Education, school has to have the major I want to major in, something in business or communications," Lomax said. "Environment of the school, the overall feel. School I'm comfortable being around for four to five years. Also early playing time would be a bonus but it's not something I'm too concerned with."
What stands out about San Diego State?
"Would be able to have all of my family go to all of my games," Lomax said. "Been to their [SDSU] games this year, like their program. Our strength and conditioning coach at my high school is actually one of the strength and conditioning coaches at state. I've got good ties with the coaches, like the coaching staff so I like it right now."
As soon as Lomax is done with his high school practice today, he will be on the San Diego State campus to meet with the coaches and tour the campus.
More on the talented free safety later today.
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