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85 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: Trace Kochevar

In which BracketCat counts down the 85th day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of tight end Trace Kochevar.

The Wildcats still haven't identified a suitable replacement for Zach Trujillo as a receiving tight end. But Trace Hochevar eventually might be able to fill his role as a blocker.
The Wildcats still haven't identified a suitable replacement for Zach Trujillo as a receiving tight end. But Trace Hochevar eventually might be able to fill his role as a blocker.
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Trace Kochevar
True Freshman
6-7 | 230
Salina, Kan.

Bio

Position: Tight End

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: On Scholarship

Trace James Kochevar (b. Oct. 22, 1997) is a recently graduated tight end who is set to grayshirt in 2016 and likely to redshirt in 2017, especially because he might end up being a decent offensive tackle prospect in the long run.

A three-year letter-winner for Salina High School South under head coach Sam Sellers, Kochevar earned honorable mention All-State accolades as a junior and senior from The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle.

He totaled 230 receiving yards during his prep career and helped the Cougars to earn a 20-5 record during his final two years, including a state runner-up finish as a senior.

Kochevar also was a three-year starter in basketball, earning all-county and all-league honors. His father, Darrin, played college football at Coffeyville Community College and Bethany College.

Kochevar's high school film shows a talented blocker who seems like a great candidate to convert positions: