May 29, 2009
Signee Spotlight: Brody Trahan
Dickinson (Tx) Dickinson
Other Scholarship Offers:
Stephen F. Austin
New Mexico State
Under the Helmet:
When did you first know that you could play football in college?
I don't know. I had always gone to the camps and done that deal. I started as a freshman at varsity so I always thought I had a chance to play college football, but I just didn't know at what level. I guess when the big time schools started coming in during spring practices my junior and senior years that's when I knew I could play at a D-1 level.
What do you expect it to be like having your brother around the football program, and as a former Big 12 player himself what has he told you about playing at this level?
It'll be nice to have some family there. I know he won't treat me different than anyone else, but it'll be an easier transition for me from home. I'll have some family there, and it'll be great for my family that every time they come to see me that can also see my little niece.
I know that it's a prestigious conference, and we have a chance to compete for a national championship every year. We're playing with the best and against the best every week.
Who is your all-time favorite player?
I'd have to go with Peyton Manning. He has amazing accuracy and vision, and the way he is a commander on the field is something that you have to respect and he's fun to watch.
Do you have any role models?
God, my family, and my brothers. Basically my whole family. I kind of look up to every one of them in different ways.
Do you have any pregame rituals?
It's kind of funny, but because I play QB in high school I have to keep calm. My sophomore year I would listen to some AC/DC, but now I listen to Marvin Gaye to keep me calm. It relaxes me, and then right before I go on the field I just think about what I'm about to do.
If you didn't play quarterback, which other position would you like to attempt?
Probably receiver just because I know what I want as a quarterback, and what it takes to be a good receiver.
How is the knee recovering?
It's going good. I'm right on schedule. I'm getting kinda anxious with it because I want to be at full speed, but it's recovering well.
A look ahead:
What position will you play at Baylor?
Quarterback is where I plan to play, but wherever they want me to play is where I'll play. Just wherever gets me on the field.
Do you plan to redshirt?
I'm pretty sure I'll redshirt because I had a knee injury this past season. I think they want me to have a full year of rehab on that knee to get better.
What is your biggest strength as a player?
Probably just motivating the players around me and getting the morale up.
What is the biggest thing you need to work on?
Getting my leg strength back up because of that knee injury. That's probably the main thing along with my speed.
Which number do you want to wear at Baylor?
I'd like to wear #17 if they have it open.
What are your goals for 2009?
To get better as a quarterback or athlete or wherever they want me play. I just want to help the team out however I can. Whether it's on the scout team or whatever they need me to do. I just want to make the team better and make myself better.
What do you see yourself doing fifteen years from now?
I'd like to see myself coaching football. It would be cool to be coaching alongside my brother one day.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Hang out with my girlfriend and friends.
What is your favorite food?
Who is your favorite music artist?
Do you have a nickname?
My dad and a few other people call me Dawg. My dad is a real "Rajun' Cajun" kind of guy and when he started calling me that everyone else started doing it.
A look back:
What one thing made you decide to go to Baylor?
I love the atmosphere. I can't really explain it, but the feeling you get when you go there makes you want to be a better person and a better player. I can't describe it, but I couldn't pass it up.
When did you know you wanted to go to Baylor?
As soon as they offered me I committed.
Which coaches did you become the closest with during the recruiting process?
It would probably be coach Montgomery and coach Clements.
Did the Baylor coaches do anything different than other schools?
They get to know you on a real personal level. It goes back to that feel good feeling around them. There's just something about the feeling you get when you're around them. Other schools just want to talk to you about winning games and facilities, but they dno't really get to know you as a person and Baylor does.
What was your favorite moment during the recruiting process?
Signing that letter.
Did you become close with any players during the recruiting process?
Ivory because he played with me at Dickinson. We've been pretty close. I went on visits and talked to some other players, but me and Ivory talk every day.
What was your favorite part of your official visit?
Getting to see the new facilities. That was awesome. Also the hotel we stayed at and the foot we ate. Everything was awesome. They treat us like kings so I had a blast.
Message to the fans:
Would you like to say anything to Baylor fans?
Sic 'Em Bears! Let's go get them in 2009!
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