- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
New Mexico has once again added Texas high school football athletes.
Rising athlete Trevon Roy (Dallas/Pinkston) verbally committed to New Mexico early Tuesday evening and became the third Texan to commit to the Lobos. New Mexico has five commits total.
“I feel good. I’m overwhelmed,” said Roy, a 6-foot-2, 208-pound athlete with 4.58-second speed in the 40-yard dash. “This is everything I’ve worked for. All the hard work, tears and frustration is paying off.”
What makes Roy such an intriguing commit is that while he’s played multiple positions for Pinkston -- wide receiver, quarterback, defensive end and safety -- he was recruited to New Mexico as an outside linebacker, one position he’s yet to play on the high school level. Recruited by offensive line coach Jason Lenzmeier, Roy had interest from Kansas and Texas A&M.
Roy will continue a legacy of Pinkston players at New Mexico. One of his closest friends is Paytron Hightower, a freshman defensive end for the Lobos. His cousin is former New Mexico wide receiver Andre McQueen, who graduated from Pinkston in 2008.
“I didn’t know where I’d be going to school, but I knew I was a Division I athlete,” Roy said. “After last year, when Paytron committed there, I knew I wanted to go there. He told me I was going to love the coaches, and he told me about the campus and everything. He loves it.”
Roy joins defensive end William Udeh (Coppell, Texas/Coppell) and cornerback Jadon Boawright (Liberty Hill, Texas/Liberty Hill) as the Texans committed to New Mexico. Roy did most of his damage on the defensive side of the ball, but offensively, he led Pinkston's run-heavy offense in receiving with 13 catches for 161 yards and a touchdown.
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