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?
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."
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."
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
"Don't know a major yet."
What position are they
going to play you at?
"They are going have me at a strong
How excited are you and your family?
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."