One of the more recent trends in recruiting has been appealing to high school players using new and innovated uniforms. Of course Oregon gets all of the press with their 1.2 million combinations (there's not that many it seems like it) but Nike has designed so-called Pro Combat Uniforms for several other teams to let them in on the action. For example, this weekend Georgia and Boise State will battle in the Georgia Dome using new uniforms from the line.
Now the trend has filtered down into the high school ranks. TexasHSFootball.com posted Nike's latest creation for the Trinity (Texas) Trojans, who will wear the uniforms in their game against Abilene. This marks the first time that a high school team will wear jerseys from the line but likely not the last. While Trinity cannot recruit high school athletes, perhaps with their latest unis, they won't have too.
According to Nike, they "worked closely with Trinity to bring relevant elements of the school's rich heritage into a distinguished, modern uniform design. The uniforms capture the team's unique character.
The redesigned base layer facilitates the uniform's overall innovation, delivering the ultimate in lightweight protection for maximum speed. Strategically placed seams, pads and cooling zones also help minimize distraction and optimize protective coverage"I don't think the kids on the team care much about innovation and lightweight protection, they're probably too excited about how they look.