Marquez Trigg

Former Glasgow High School star Marquez Trigg, front row, center, officially signed his national letter of intent to play football next year at Western Kentucky University during a ceremony Friday at the high school. Trigg was joined for the big day by, front row, from left: LeAnndra Rhodes, sister; Otis Trigg, father; Marquez Trigg, Shelly Rhodes, mother; Cassandra Rhodes, sister; back row: Will Barnes, Glasgow assistant coach; Blaise Tylicki, Glasgow assistant coach; Jeff Garmon, Glasgow head coach; Rick Wood, former Glasgow head coach; Steven Buford, Glasgow assistant coach; and Craig Cassady, Glasgow assistant coach and athletic director.

By Scott Wilson

Glasgow Daily Times

Marquez Trigg, who finished a stellar football career with the Glasgow Scotties this past season, made his future plans official Friday afternoon when he signed a national letter of intent to play football next year at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

“I have been wanting this day to come for a long time,” said Trigg, who’s already enrolled at WKU. “I am already there, but it is exciting to make it official today. This is what I have dreamed about for a long time.”

Trigg, who committed to the Hilltoppers in June of last year, garnered a lot of attention during his time with the Scotties. He rushed for 4,765 yards in his career, scoring 75 touchdowns. He also had 272 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Trigg’s most memorable TD may have been an 85-yard kickoff return against Monroe County his freshman season.

He earned numerous all-district and all-state awards, including first-team all-state honors his senior season at Glasgow. Last year, he was named the District Player of the Year and chosen as a Best in the Bluegrass All-Star.

Trigg said he’s been busy during spring workouts with the Hilltoppers. Though he expected college football to be a lot faster than high school football, with bigger and stronger players, he feels like he is starting to feel comfortable at WKU.

“The workouts are really going well,” Trigg said. “We’re working a lot on speed and strength and I can already see improvement. We’re also working a lot on technique, making sure I get my technique down.”

Trigg made a big impact on the Glasgow football program and, when talking to coaches, his impact was felt in more ways than just football.

“When I saw him as a seventh-grader, physically he definitely fit the bill for what you’re looking for,” said former Glasgow head coach Rick Wood.

“Since I met him some five years ago, I don’t think I ever saw him when there wasn’t a smile on his face or when he wasn’t doing the right thing.

“Our rules were always pretty simple – act right in school, act right in the community, and football with take care of itself. He’s such a good kid, football is almost a secondary issue.”

However, Wood said Trigg was all business on the football field.

“When your best player works the hardest and acts the best, the rest of them kind of fall in line,” Wood explained. “That’s what a leader does. Marquez was never a rah rah guy, he just went out every day and set the example.”

Trigg said he is very grateful and appreciative to have the opportunity to live out his dream of playing football at the college football.

“I want to thank God for keeping me healthy and allowing me to play football at the next level,” Trigg said. “I also want to thank my parents and my family for supporting me, and I want to thank my coaches and my teammates. They’re why I am here.”