To add: What the school (college) may not provide are the undergarments.....jock, compression shorts, underarmour type cold gear for those very cold February games, etc. Several fresh new ones now will last him.
To add to the bus ride gifts (like headphones): a cheap "bus pillow" and "bus fleece blanket". Son made a trip to Walmart to get these and kept them in his car trunk to remember them easily for those long night bus rides.
After typing these out they seem like lame Christmas presents. But they are needed, lol.