Brody Trahan Baylor Bound

Brody Trahan recently attended the Baylor mini-camp on the campus of Baylor University. One day after the camp ended, Trahan tells BearsIllustrated.com that he made a commitment to Head Coach Art Briles and the Baylor football program. Come in to read what he had to say, why Baylor was the best choice for him, and where he expects to be lining up once he suits up in the green and gold.

There is a saying that provides, "You can't hide talent." Such is the case with Dickinson Gator athlete Brody Trahan. The 6'0" 200 pound senior-to-be, is rated the country's 59th best quarterback in the nation by Scout.com, and he also carries a 3-star rating. After turning in a solid workout at Baylor's mini-camp on Friday, Trahan decided that Baylor was the right place for him. The Dickinson Gator told the coaches on Saturday morning he wanted to be a Baylor Bear.

"I liked the whole idea about how they are building that bridge. They are not a school that has a winning tradition, but just to be a part of that team that is going to build that bridge, and be a part of history in Waco and in Texas. I really think they got some good things coming their way. I want to be a part of that."

Trahan explains that several of the Baylor coaches had a hand in his recruitment.

"Coach Art Briles recruited me, and me and Coach Montgomery built a pretty good relationship. I have been going to their camps at U of H [Houston] since the seventh grade. So I have a pretty good relationship with Coach Montgomery. Coach McCloud knew I could hit from my gamefilm, so I guess he kind of recruited me also."

Although Trahan is ranked as one of the state's best quarterbacks, he explains that Baylor is recruiting him as an athlete.

"They got me as an athlete, so I am going to play wherever the heck they want to put me."

In addition to feeling comfortable with the coaches, Trahan describes that another factor is the fact that he has family in Waco, including brother Beau, a graduate assistant on the Baylor football staff.

"It's funny, when I told my mom this morning that I committed to Baylor, she got real excited, and you know, cried tears of joy. She said, 'I'm so happy I'm going to be able to see my grandkid every weekend'. I said, 'Mom, I am going to play Division I football.' But seriously, she is really excited about having the family all together and kind of close by."

Trahan, who also holds a written scholarship offer from New Mexico State, explains how he felt his mini-camp went.

"The first half of the camp, I worked on the defensive side of the ball. They had me back-peddaling, and seeing what else I could do. They wanted to see what kind of athlete I was. I felt like I did pretty well. It's been a year since I have back-peddled because of knee surgery and everything. But the knee felt great, it felt normal."

"The second half of the camp I went and threw with the quarterbacks. I threw pretty good, and my arm felt good. I thought the camp went pretty well."

The Dickinson Gator is Baylor bound, but how solid is his commitment to the green and gold?

"I am not the kind of guy that is going to commit to go somewhere and then backout. When I commit to go somewhere, I am going to be there. I made my decision and I am going to stick with it."

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