Varsity Preps

Rising Star 2015: Fayette County DB, Trey Easterwood

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to Robert “Trey” Easterwood III.  Easterwood’s father, Robert Jr., played DB for Kansas State (86-89) and led the Wildcats in total interceptions in 1986 and 1987. Now, Robert is picking up where his father left off for Fayette County HS (Fayetteville, GA).  As a junior, Easterwood (5’11, 165, 4.48) recorded 58 tackles, snagged 4 interceptions, and recorded 6 PBU’s, 2 FR, 2 FF, and returned one fumble for a TD.

Coach Davis on Robert Easterwood as a player:

“Robert is a protypical cb. He has a lot of confidence, aggressive player, not afraid of contact and natural ability to cover in man. He needs to work on his footwork, get stronger in his upper body and work on improving his hips. I really think this will be a great year for him.”

Coach Davis on what Easterwood means to Fayette County’s success:

“Robert is very coachable. He makes his teammates confident, because he is very confident of his abilities. He’s a very vocal leader and I like that. He makes his teammates better and I am looking for him to step up and be my team captain.”

Easterwood has great hips, good back peddle, a non-stop motor, very physical at jamming the receivers, and he is a sure tackler in the open field.  He has a nose for the ball and attacks the ball at it’s highest point.  Very instinctive player, but needs to work on upper body strength, packing on 15-20 pounds of muscle and getting beat on a double move by the wide receivers.  He has tremendous upside and plenty of room to grow.  His dad played at 6’1, 170 at Kansas State and grew 3 inches after college, so Robert could end up at 6’1 to 6’2.  His body frame meets the eye test and with a 42″ vertical, the sky is literally the limit.

Check out Easterwood’s Junior Highlights below:

Coach Mike Davis on Trey Easterwood’s 3 INT’s vs. Whitewater HS on9/17/2013:

“In terms of individuals, that was a great performance by Easterwood, but I’m big on team and I know he is too,” Davis said. “The level he played on (tonight), all of us have to play on that level.”


Easterwood currently has a 3.3 GPA and is scheduled to take the ACT in February, 2014. He plans on studying Business Management in college.

He didn’t camp in 2013, but has an invite to attend the NUC 5-star camp and plans to camp at Georgia, Auburn, and Clemson in 2014.

Look for #21 – Robert “Trey” Easterwood to become a household name in 2014-15!



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