Illinois basketball and football eyeing 2021 two-sport athlete Michael Trigg

CHAMPAIGN, IL - SEPTEMBER 21: An Illinois Fighting Illini flag is seen in the tailgate lot before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
CHAMPAIGN, IL - SEPTEMBER 21: An Illinois Fighting Illini flag is seen in the tailgate lot before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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Who is dual-sport athlete and Illinois basketball and football target, Michael Trigg?

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Trigg becomes one of Illinois’ latest targets for the class of 2021, as the Orange and Blue offered the talented Florida standout last Sunday. Not only is he a football star, but also a basketball star, and is currently listed as a four-star recruit with an entire senior season looming and over 40 scholarship offers.

Trigg’s double-dip makes him a Carrollwood Day High School household name heading into 2020, as he is currently rated as the No. 5 tight end in the 2021 class and the No. 22 best player in the state of Florida. He also has interest from LSU, Auburn, Kentucky, Alabama, and South Carolina to name a few.

In 2019, Trigg played football for an entirely different school, as he led Seffner Christian to a 10-4 record, along with 1,232 receiving yards and 22 total touchdowns. Trigg joins over a half-a-dozen transfers to a Patriots squad that has seen minimal success on the gridiron and basketball court, as the teams finished 0-9 and 7-19, respectfully.

In basketball, Trigg also showcased his talents while part of Seffner Christian, as he led the Crusaders to a 2018 Class 3A state title berth, scoring 33 points in a losing effort to Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy. His on-court IQ is almost as impressive as his shoe game, as he owns about 20 pairs, ranging from Air Jordan’s to five separate football cleats with their own unique styles.

The Tale of the Tape

If Trigg were to land in Champaign, it would be one of the most impressive recruiting jobs during  Brad Underwood and Lovie Smith’s tenures.

Trigg has a unique swagger to him, and the hype is unmatched as he enters into his final year of high school athletics, even with a new team. Illinois fans should be excited that one of the most highly-recruited players in the nation is in the running, and his highlights don’t lie.

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The Illini look ahead to 2020 as they look to continue its on-field and on-court success from 2019, and only time will tell.