After talking to OC Danny Freund shortly after the 2019 season ended, it was clear that that one position group was high on the list when it came to potential transfers: offensive line.
The Hawks got what they needed in that department when OL Xavier Trevino of Nebraska announced on Friday that he was transferring to UND for the 2020 season. Trevino will be a freshman, have four years of eligibility remaining, and could redshirt if need be.
Ready to get to work with my new family 💯 Committed!!! pic.twitter.com/M8Y8sFJIye
— Xavier Trevino (@xaviertrevino77) May 8, 2020
Trevino joined Nebraska this past January after graduating early from Lincoln Southeast High School. He actually committed to the Huskers as a preferred walk-on last June and then joined the team after Xmas break.
In high school, Trevino was a first-team All-State selection and led the Knights to a 9-2 record this past season. At 6’2″290, he projects as a guard in college but did play tackle in high school and appeared to play it quite well. He has long arms which could help him if he is needed at tackle. The Hawks are thin at that spot and could definitely use some quality depth. Trevino shows a very aggressive playing style on tape along with a bit of a nasty attitude to finish off blocks.
Trevino reminds us a bit of transfer Michael Coe from a few years back – not that tall (6’1-6’2″) but thick and athletic. Coe turned out to be an all-conference player for the Hawks.
Look for UND to continue to monitor the transfer market for offensive lineman and potentially wide receiver or tight end. Both of those positions took a hit due to graduation and attrition. It is much, much easier to find a WR/TE transfer than it is to find an OL transfer.
Cover photo courtesy of Mike Sautter, Omaha World-Herald