BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Trey’Dez Green is a 6’8 4-star dual-sport athlete in his junior year at East Feliciana High School.
In the fall, he’s catching touchdowns. In the winter, he’s slamming dunks.
Coaches, scouts and just about everyone in the community ask what his plans are for the next level.
“I’m gonna do both sports for my first year of college,” said Green.
“Football coaches are happy and stuff like that because I’m ready to play the whole season, but you know, football season rolls over into basketball season,” Green added.
The only successful star to play both in college at an elite level is Anthony ‘Tony’ Gonzalez at California-Berkley from 1994-97. But does Green have that level of potential?
“He has no ceiling on the football field, just to be honest with you. I mean 6’8 Wide Receiver in football with ball skills, can jump and can run. You just don’t see anything like that,” said East Feliciana basketball coach Raeshawn Williams.
He’d be the tallest wide receiver in NFL history. Yet, his relationship with basketball is undeniable.
“But I know he loves basketball,” stated Williams. “He gives our guys confidence. You know when Trey’Dez steps on the floor, we just believe we can beat anybody.”
An athlete of this caliber attracts a lot of attention, but Green is used to being recruited. Starting as early as middle school when teams tried to pull him away from East Feliciana.
He always wanted to be a Tiger with his teammates.
“Basically, what we got at East Feliciana, we call it homegrown pride,” said Green. “It symbolizes everybody as a family in a community. Clinton, Jackson, Wilson, and Ethel make it East Feliciana, we’re all a big family. So I just want to stay here and be a voice for my teammates and bring the exposure to them.”
Green showed the coaches of Alabama, LSU and Texas the talented Tigers he grew up with.
“It just makes it more special because he’s from here and he chose to stay here because he wanted to raise this community up,” Williams said.
“We have a lot of athletes, a ton of athletes. They don’t get the recognition that they deserve. But it’s starting to get there, starting to put East Feliciana on the map and they’re going to recognize the talent that we have here,” said Green.