Philadelphia Stars Sign USFL College Draft Pick DT Trey Botts

Philadelphia Stars Sign USFL College Draft Pick DT Trey Botts

The Philadelphia Stars have finally signed one of their USFL College Draft picks. DT Trey Botts officially joins the team for the 2024 season, being the first draft pick to sign with Philadelphia.

Trey Botts is a solid pickup for Philadelphia, as the team is looking to bolster their defensive line. DT Chris Nelson doesn’t appear to be returning, so the addition of Botts is much needed.

Botts played his collegiate ball at Colorado State-Pueblo, where he saw action for four years. With each and every year he continued to get better, playing a larger role for the team as he got older. In 2021, Trey posted 55 tackles and two sacks in what was a dominant year.

Then, in 2022, he won Defensive Player of the Year in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Botts was outstanding, finishing the year with 66 tackles and 5.5 sacks. His impressive performance garnered NFL interest, and rightfully so.

Trey Botts signed with the Baltimore Ravens on April 29th, and stuck with the team through preseason. Trey impressed, notching a sack and a TFL during the final preseason game. However, he was ultimately released on NFL cutdown day.

Now, Trey will look to kickstart his professional career in the USFL, with the Philadelphia Stars.

Final Thoughts

Trey Botts is more proof that the USFL college draft is doing what it’s supposed to do. Each organization has now signed a draft pick, with some teams signing quite a few.

GM Michael Woods has been active this offseason, signing multiple free agents to the team, including:

RB Kennedy Brooks
RB Seth Rowland
OG Warren Ericson
NT Auzoyah Alufohai
CB Daniel Isom

Right now, the roster sits at 56 players. As of right now, training camp rosters are set at 58, but we are expecting that to change based on what happens with the USFL-XFL merger.

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