College football players mostly feel healthy at the start of a season. It's pretty much downhill from there.
Trev Hadachek experienced that situation this summer when he worked out at a few regional combines and college team camps. The Class of 2013 member pulled a hamstring muscle at an Iowa State, 7-on-7 competition in May.
"I knew that was going to put a damper on my summer but I had to play through it to get my name out there," the Union High (La Porte City, Iowa) S/WR said. "I wish I would have been 100 percent healthy, but that's football. I had to play through it."
Union won last fall's state championship with the help of Hadachek, Wes Burnside ('12, Iowa Central) and quarterback Jay Scheel, a '14 prospect already holding offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota and Nebraska. Joe Hadachek, Trev's father, Joe Hadachek) coached the team.
Eastern Illinois offered Trev Hadachek his first scholarship when he was a sophomore. North Dakota and South Dakota State have since jumped in with opportunities for him.
"If I don't get any Division I (FBS) offers, I have to decide whether I want to walk on at a (BCS) school or take a scholarship to a I-AA (FCS)," Hadachek said. "That's something I'm still thinking about. I don't know what I would do at this point."
The Cyclones were scheduled to see Union in person on Friday, Hadachek said. He hoped to visit Iowa State, UNI, North Dakota, South Dakota State and possibly NIU this fall.
Hadachek and Scheel dropped in Iowa last weekend.
"I'd love to play at Iowa," Hadachek said. "It's a great school. My ultimate goal is to play Division I (FBS), wherever that is."
Hadachek said he hasn't talked with the Hawkeye staff since camping with them this summer. He's received good feedback from the coaches.
"(Reese Morgan) said he thinks I'll probably have something at Iowa - scholarship, grey shirt or walk-on," Hadachek said. "He didn't know yet. He said he wasn't for sure but he thought I could get something."
Hadachek also is uncertain about his status with the Cyclones.
"Iowa State keeps in touch every week with Facebook messages and things like that," he said. "They told me I moved up their board during the summer based on my camp performance."
Minnesota has played host to Hadachek for a game and a camp. The pulled hamstring hurt him at the latter stop, he said. He also labored on it at the UNI camp. The Panthers still have shown interest.
"They come in late a lot of times with in-state guys," Hadachek said.
The FBS schools see Hadachek as a college safety, he said. FCS programs are looking at him as a slot receiver.
Hadachek participated in the U.S. Army All-American underclassmen combine in January. Hadachek also received invitations to the National Underclassmen Combine in Westmont, Ill. and The Team First/Midwest Elite 150 Challenge with teammate Scheel at the University of Illinois this spring.