The 2018 offensive line class from the Bluegrass State is loaded with talented prospects this season. Rivals recently released the 2018 state rankings and five of the top 15 recruits play in the offensive trenches. One omission from the top 15 was 6-foot-3, 290-pound lineman Trey Livingood from Madison Southern in Berea, Kentucky. While he may not be on that list, it may not be long before he crashes the party.
The big kid from Berea is a versatile lineman who can be moved around the line. Livingood thrives in the wing-t offense. He's a mauler who blocks to the whistle and also shows good feet, hips, as well as accurate hand and hat placement while blocking downhill.
Livingood has been playing football since third grade. He was raised on the gridiron and has become a son of the Kentucky football community. One proud poppa you may have heard of in this community is Bryan Jackson. Livingood explained how his ties to the KY football family helped him receive offers from Marshall, Ohio, and Eastern Kentucky.
"Well, my head coach Jon Clark (Madison Southern) and a great friend Bryan Jackson (the father of Kentucky center and 2016 4-star, 3rd ranked center in the country Drake Jackson) worked really hard at getting my name out there. Coach Clark played at Ohio when he was in college, so he reached out to them for me. As for Eastern (Kentucky), coach (Clark) contacted them last year and it's all just carried over as I've developed," said Livingood.
A rival coach actually got the ball rolling for Livingood with the Thundering Herd, leading to his offer from Marshall.
"The head coach for Madison Central, our county rival, sent my film to the Marshall staff for me," acknowledged Livingood
He said he communicates once a week with EKU and two to three times per week with Marshall and Ohio, respectively. Other schools showing interest in the Madison Southern interior lineman are Kentucky, Miami of Ohio, Vanderbilt, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, and Purdue. He visited Miami of Ohio last weekend and visited Purdue yesterday.
Livingood plans to attend the under armor All-America camp next month in Cincinnati and then plans to camp at colleges that are showing him interest this summer, but nothing concrete has developed at the moment.
Kentuckypreps.com will report further developments in Livingood's recruitment as they arise.