Ho hum, here’s another St. Joe’s Prep player doing big things, committing to a powerhouse program, and earning accolades.
Jeremiah Trotter Jr. was named Catholic League Defensive Player of the Year:
— St Joe’s Prep Football (@SJPrep_Football) December 15, 2020
This season was cut short and altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Prep instead played a modified schedule that included rival La Salle, Archbishop Wood, Roman Catholic, and some academy in Virginia. They beat Souderton in a playoff game and then clobbered Central York 62-13 for another state title.
The younger “Axe Man” is headed to Clemson in 2021 and will play for Dabo Swinney’s uber-elite program. Trotter Jr. was rated as one of the nation’s top inside linebackers and had offers from Baylor, Michigan State, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, and plenty of other power five programs.
He actually broke his arm last season but came back and played a stellar 2020 campaign. Joe Santoliquito touched on that in a great writeup over at Philly Voice:
The scar is the remnants of a broken right arm, which splintered into six pieces when the St. Joseph Prep standout linebacker got caught in an awkward position during the fifth game of last season against Roman Catholic.
As a sophomore in 2018, Trotter Jr. played at about 70 percent, often braving pain in almost every game, battling a burst bursae sac in his knee, a stress fracture in his foot, a broken right thumb and a broken right pinky. He came back to lead Prep in the state title game, and was arguably the best player on the field.
He’s the real deal, just like his dad. Excellent middle linebacker. Looking forward to watching him play in Brent Venables’ Clemson defense.
— Aaron Carter (@AceCarterINQ) October 21, 2017