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Villanova football recruiting: Wildcats offer 2018 DB Elijah Trent

The 6-3, 180 pound defensive back has just picked up his latest offer.

NCAA Football: Villanova at Connecticut David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a busy offseason for the Villanova Wildcats and Elijah Trent (2018/Thomas S. Wootton, Md.).

Villanova is the latest school to offer Trent, who announced the news on Sunday night.

The 6-foot-3, 180 pound defensive back has gotten 10 scholarship offers since March.

Aside from Villanova—Robert Morris, Monmouth, as well as CAA rivals Towson, Maine, and Albany, and four FBS schools—Ball State, Buffalo, Charlotte, and Old Dominion—have all reached out.

Trent enjoyed a breakout junior season this past year, tallying 62 receptions for 856 yards and nine touchdowns as a receiver. He also is an impact player for Thomas S. Wootton as a safety and kick returner, and figures to feature on defense when he arrives in college.

Trent has great hands and possesses above average size for his position at the FCS level. Heading into last season, he put in work to improve his speed and quickness, which paid off. He developed into a home run or big play threat once he finds daylight. He’s also not an easy person for opponents to tackle, and can defend the pass like he’s the intended target.

Villanova currently has 15 defensive backs on its roster for the upcoming 2017-18 season, but it will be graduating four experienced scholarship seniors after this year.