Tucson Salpointe Catholic quarterback Treyson Bourguet, one of the top players in the 2022 class, appears headed out of state for his junior season.
“Definitely it’s taken a toll on me,” Bourguet explained to Sports360AZ.com. “It’s a big decision. This could change my life…forever. It’s just tough waiting around [Arizona] with no answers.”
The option of Bourguet transferring out of state is something the family has been exploring for quite some time as the rising COVID-19 numbers around the state, paired with the uncertainty of the upcoming season in southern Arizona made everything more cloudy both on and off the field.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound signal-caller transferred from Marana to Salpointe following the 2018 season.
After sitting out the first five games of the regular season, per transfer rules, Bourguet took over as the starter and helped lead the Lancers to the Open Division Semi-finals. He threw for 805 yards and 13 touchdowns in seven games.
Sophomore @treysonbourguet has been named the starting quarterback @SCLancerNation moving forward. 7-0 #Lancers (ranked 2nd in this week’s Open Division standings) play Catalina Foothills & Vista Grande to end regular season. pic.twitter.com/iyAPT2M4Ad
— Eric Sorenson (@EricSports360AZ) October 23, 2019
“It’s hard to make educated decisions when you don’t have concrete answers,” Toby Bourguet said to Sports360AZ.com Wednesday afternoon. “It’s nobody’s fault…we’re living in a pandemic. We want to do what’s in the best interest of our family.”
Toby said the family has been transparent with Salpointe throughout the entire transfer process.
The Bourguet’s extended family is spread across the country and have explored several different possible landing spots for Treyson but many of those potential schools are no longer options.
SCLancerNation – Treyson B with 5 TD passes tonight . . . In the first quarter! pic.twitter.com/6lYAlgZFko
— LancerNation (@SCLancerNation) November 2, 2019
One transfer option, according to All Sports Tucson, is Salt Lake City area’s Pleasant Grove High School. Toby Bourguet said the family is expected to have a school picked out by the end of this week.
Further, the Bourguet’s are hopeful Treyson can return to Tucson to play his senior season at Salpointe if “normalcy” returns to Arizona high school football in 2021.
“That’s like the biggest thing for me, it was being able to play with my teammates at Salpointe,” Treyson explained. “Being able to play in front of my family and friends and everybody in Tucson. If I get the opportunity to get that, I’ll take that 100 percent.”
Bourguet already holds offers from Arizona and Vanderbilt.