Careers & Jobs
Real Estate & Rentals
Full MSN Index
Walk-On No More
Posted Aug 17, 2011
Quarterback Trey Fetner had a solid career at Woodland High School, but when Signing Day rolled around he found himself with no Division 1 scholarship offers. After accepting a preferred walk-on offer at South Alabama, Fetner is now reaping the rewards of hard work.
Since he arrived at
earlier in the summer,
has been very impressive with his work ethic and ability. When he translated that into a standout performance during preseason practice, the USA coaches decided his efforts warranted the awarding of a full scholarship.
"He came in and has done a really good job," said head coach
. "We thought about offering him even before now, but we didn't have a scholarship available. We had one come available and gave it to him. It was certainly well-deserved."
While his height and small-school credentials may have kept D1 recruiters from pursuing him strongly (he did receive an offer to West Alabama), Fetner's strong arm and mobility make him a good candidate to run spread-option elements of the Jag offense. More than that, though, the coaches praise the intangibles that he brings to the program. As evidence of that, the strength staff voted him one of the hardest workers on the team during summer conditioning.
The hope is that South Alabama will be able to redshirt Fetner and keep him around for five years. Whether it is four or five years, Coach Jones knows that they have been extremely fortunate to add a player of his caliber without an initial scholarship.
"He's a leader and tough guy. The bottom line is he got overlooked. He played at a small school and may be a little short but he's got a cannon for an arm and is a heck of a competitor."
Congratulations to Trey Fetner, the newest scholarship player at the University of South Alabama.
Trey Fetner: Small town, BIG game
Mar 29, 2010
New direction for Johnson
Aug 23, 2011
Jordan Jenkins: A Closer Look
Aug 11, 2011
2014 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook
with an annual Total Access Pass
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from JaguarsReport.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a
list of all Team Newsletters
Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to
View My HotList
Copyright © 2014 Scout.com.
All rights reserved.
Terms of Service
Junior College Football
Advertise on MSN
About our ads
© 2014 Microsoft