Trevor Milless is honored with East-West game selection
August 27, 2008 · Updated 6:40 PM
Finishing up a successful run of high school athletics, Trevor Milless has been selected to participate in the Washington East-West All-Star Football Game coming up June 30.
A two sport standout, Milless has also been an integral part of the Arlington baseball team and will compete next year for Skagit Valley Community College. He inked a commitment to them recently, citing his love for baseball first and foremost as the reason why he chose to pursue it, rather than football, on the collegiate level.
Milless was no shoe-in to garner such a big award, his hard work this past summer gave him the foundation he needed to build a successful senior football season.
I started going to the gym and lifting more my junior year. I met a guy at Golds Gym who was an old quarterback from Mariner High School. He spent a lot of time throwing with me, Milless continued.
I didnt know what my future was going to look like. I knew baseball would be okay, judging from last season. I went into football with an open mind. I got recruited from a couple colleges, but baseball has always been my favorite sport.
Considering the football team had a new coach for Milless senior season, things could have been tough.
I think the football season was a big success. It might not have showed in our record, but we grew up a lot. The younger guys got a lot of experience. Being the starter was my goal coming into the season. I guess I didnt have huge expectations for myself, so that makes everything a nice surprise. I just wanted to help the team win.
In addition to playing baseball at Skagit, Milless would like to work toward a job in shoe design. He has plans to one day work for Nike, creating the next generation of athletic styles.
So far, all the hard work has just started begun to pay off for Milless. In addition to the interest from Skagit regarding his baseball prowess, a number of colleges have been requesting footage from his football season.
His football coach Tim Tramp talked about how impressive Millesses success this year has been.
Hes a hard working kid, hell do anything the coaches ask, anything to get better. You could see how much time he put in over the summer to be ready for a leadership role on the team.
Its clear that his leadership and on-field play will be sorely missed by the team next year. Arlingtons next quarterback will have some pretty big shoes to fill.