Never QB1, Trask's Prep Quarterback Room Sensed Potential
Scott Carter/Senior Writer Click for FULL STORY
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When he first heard about it, straight from the quarterback's mouth, Clay Roberts wasn't sure what to think of the outlandish claim his fellow Texan had told him. Roberts had knownKyle Trasksince they were teammates at Manvel High in 2013.
The Trask that Roberts knew was not the type to mislead people. Trask typically kept it short and simple – when he actually talked.
"He was a quiet kid,'' said Roberts, who was in the same grade as Trask and is now a quarterback at the University of Texas Permian Basin in Odessa. "I'm sure he's still a little bit quiet now. He is just one of those guys who goes about his business working hard, never complaining. I remember that year he was the emergency long snapper. That just shows you who he is. We needed a long snapper and he said, 'I can do it.' That's pretty much Kyle."
Trask's unlikely journey from career backupto the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy according to some, will be told and retold countless times in the coming weeks if the Gators continue to win and Trask continues to put up astonishing numbers. The fact King, his high school teammate and now Miami's starting quarterback, is also in the Heisman conversation adds another layer to the story as the sixth-ranked Gators (5-1) prepare to play at winless Vanderbilt (0-6) on Saturday.