Safety Kyle Theret from Mullen has been one of the state's top defensive players over the past two years. His hardwork and tough play resulted didn't go unnoticed and he was rewarded with a division-one scholarship.
New University of Minnesota coach Tim Brewster is very familiar with the Mullen program as both of his sons play there. But don't get this twisted and think because his sons are friends with Kyle that is why he offered him. Brewster knows talent as his coaching resume spreads from coaching at Texas to coaching the Denver Broncos in recent years. Theret is more then deserving as he put up good numbers this year. He finished with 144 tackles, 1 INT for a TD, a 98 yard kickoff return for a TD, had the highest average kickoff return in the state at 56.7 yds, 9 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries and was named 1st team all conference, all 5A and all Colorado.
Scout.com had a chance to speak with Kyle on his commitment to Minnesota.
Here it is:
Scout.com: Why Minnesota?
Theret: "I chose Minnesota because I know the coach, he knows how to win and it's a Big Ten school that's gonna be winning here real soon."
What role did Coach Brewster getting the new job helped in getting the offer and did it help in you committing?
"Coach Brewster played a huge role in the process. I have a good relationship with him and I trust that he's going to get the program on the right track."
What other schools did you look at?
"I was talking to a lot of D1AA schools, as well as Stanford, Wyoming, CSU. I took a visit to Wyoming."
Are you fully qualified? What is your SAT and GPA?
"I have a 3.49 GPA and scored a 24 on the ACTs."
What do you plan to major in?
"Don't know a major yet."
What position are they going to play you at?
"They are going have me at a strong safety."
How excited are you and your family?
"I'm very excited. It's what I've wanted to do my whole life. Playing big time college football is a dream for all high school players and now I get to live it out."