- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
As a sophomore, Traevohn Wrench (Gardner, Kan./Gardner Edgerton) put up numbers last season that most seniors hope to achieve. Wrench rushed 269 times for 2,424 yards and 33 touchdowns and also caught 15 passes for 161 yards and two scores.
Fittingly for Wrench, a player who is never satisfied, he’s expecting to put up even better numbers as a junior in the 2012 season.
“I’m going to try and do better than I did last year. That’s all I can hope for,” Wrench said. “I didn’t expect it all last year, but I had a good line, so it really worked out.”
Wrench led the Marvin Diener-led Trailblazers to a trip to the Kansas Class 5A state semifinals. It was a season in which even Diener said his team overachieved. Wrench, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound running back, became a household name in the Kansas area, and he is looking to do even more damage in the fall.
Wrench currently has offers from Kansas State, Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa. Missouri and Oklahoma have expressed interest in him. Wrench attended a Kansas camp a week ago and said he’s built a good relationship with running backs coach Reggie Mitchell.
“We just did 1-on-1 drills, but I liked it,” Wrench said of the trip. “I’ve been there a couple times for junior days. They just said basically the same stuff to me before, to keep working hard.”
Wrench didn’t have any plans to visit college campuses this summer. He said his summer schedule has involved a lot of time in Gardner Edgerton’s weight room. He’s now bench-pressing 250 pounds, and the workouts have assisted in him running the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds.
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