Trey Giles: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Trey Giles
School: Miles College
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I transferred to Miles college for my last collegiate season. This season i had a couple goals, the first goal was to come in and help lead the team to another championship, while leading some of the younger players in my position in order to develop their game. Additionally, my other goals consisted of dominating on the field, enjoy my last collegiate season and making a name for myself this season.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
This extra year of eligibility has been nothing but a blessing for me. This year gave me time to work on my craft and develop myself as a player both physically and mentally. I was able to take advantage of training with guys that dominate the professional arena, as everyone was home when covid first hit. During this time, i was able to adopt the mindset of what it means to be a pro and the right way to approach every aspect of the game.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My teammates and coaches would say that I’m one of the hardest working guys in the room i play very aggressive on the field, I’m a high energy guy that pushes everyone around me to compete at a high level and I’m a student of the game, always looking to learn and find new ways to better myself as a player, teammate and person.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
Coaches and players are all human and we are creatures of nature and naturally we often repeat the same things but may attempt to disguise them. So, as i study film i analyze down and distance, routes, back field sets ,and formations to see how they all relate and I watch for a pattern. As my Defensive Coordinator Rashad Watson would say, it often all tells a story and i use this to my advantage when I’m playing to enable me to play faster and put my self or teammates in position to make plays off predictable opportunities. I also look at opposing team of who I am studying to see what worked and didn’t work for them.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
Im every versatile i have experience at three different defensive positions and i bring some thing different to the table. I’m long , I can cover and I’m very aggressive, I feel like those are 3 traits that you just can’t find in every Cornerback. However, what separates athlete on each level is IQ, in addition to my athleticism, my IQ and the way I prepare is what separates me from the pack.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I train where the pros train. Kyle Sprague is the guy I have trusted to help prepare for my opportunities. I have seen a lot of positive gains while training with him. I also study and research training and how that effects my body as well. Which helps me to prepare by understanding the “why” of what I’m doing.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I bring work ethic, knowledge, I’m a student of the game, I also bring coverage skills, physicality and service. I believe life is based on service and where you wish to go in life depend on work ethic and that applies both on and off the field.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
My final pitch would be I promise if you give me the opportunity I will make the most of it. I love the game of football and I’ll do whatever it takes to make that next level I just need that one opportunity. You are getting a versatile Defensive lineman that can play 1,3, and the 5 tech that can play all three downs. Come check me out February 14-19th at the HBCU Legacy Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana.