Baylor Picks Up Commitment From Talented DB

He helped lead his high school team to a 4A Division II bi-district appearance, making 77 tacles, recording five interceptions, and getting three fumble recoveries. Additionally, this telented defensive standout notched two defensive touchdowns and 11 pass breakups.

He helped lead his high school team to a 4A Division II bi-district appearance, making 77 tacles, recording five interceptions, and getting three fumble recoveries. Additionally, this telented defensive standout notched two defensive touchdowns and 11 pass breakups.

6-0 175 Trenston Hill seemingly does it all. Playing wide receiver and defensive back for Coach Jimmy Thompson at Mount Pleasant High School in Texas is just one of the activities that Trenston Hill participates in. In the spring, you can also fin Hill hitting jump shots in the gym as part of the Mount Pleasant basketball team.

The telented prep was recently named to the Class 4A All-State football squad, and the one-time Tulsa commit has decided that another school will perhaps fit him better. Trenston Hill has committed to Baylor and BearsIllustrated.com caught up with Hill's high school football coach Jimmy Thompson to get his take on the talented prep.

"He was our playmaker, I don't know what else to say. He grew so much from a junior to a senior."

Coach Thompson provides that while Hill has committed to the Baylor Bears, TCU and Tulsa have done a fine job recruiting his two-sport athlete.

"TCU offered him as a lock-down cornerback. He was at the top of their list. I think Baylor has offered him as a wide receiver."

Coach Thompson discusses what kind of leadership qualities Hill brings to the team.

"He doesn't talk a whole lot. But he has a tremendous competitive spirit, and I think he kind of lulls you into thinking he is loafing. He is just so gifted athletiaclly that it just looks like he is loafing out there."

Hill, an All-State selection, played both defensive back and wide receiver for Mount Pleasant, and Thompson talks about the abilites of his star player.

"He is good on punt returns, kick returns, and there are not many players on the 4-A level thatare playing both ways. In our first ballgame against Kilgore, we were struggling a little bit. He picks up a fumble and returns it for a touchdown. Later in the first hal, we were still kind of struggling, and he catches a hitch pass and takes it 70 something yards for a touchdown. He has a 97 yard pss called back against Paris Texas on a holding call 30 yards away, and another 90 yard touchdown pass called back in the playoffs."

Thompson explains that the 6-0 170 playmaker was the team's shutdown cornerback, and has an athleticism that allows him to do well against taller receivers.

With Hill apparently headed to Waco to play for the Baylor Bears next season, Thompson discusses what Baylor's new head coach, Art Briles, brings to the Baylor program.

"He understands and is familiar with high school coaches and what we deal with. He has been there before. This is not to say that the other coaches don't understand, don't get me wrong, but he knows how the kids need to be treated and I am sure he will take care of your kids."

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