Here at Lawless Republic we will be profiling all the 2013 signees & return missionaries who will be joining the BYU Football team this season. This will be a daily feature on the site as we count down to Fall Camp.
Oakland, CA; City College of San Francisco
6-0, 190 DB
Trammell is a JUCO transfer from City College of San Francisco, he brings speed (4.5 40) to the defensive backfield along with the experience of being a junior college transfer, both of these attributes are sorely needed in the Cougar secondary. During his years at CCSF he helped the Rams achieve a 22-2 record and advance to the state title game in each season, where they won the title in ’11. Trammell had 57 tackles (43 solo), along with five interceptions and 22 pass breakups in leading his team to conference titles in ’11 and ’12, as well as the number one ranking in the country. Prepped at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland.
Trammell nearly spurned the Cougars after giving a verbal commitment, taking a visit to the University of New Mexico of all places. He waffled a bit before thankfully holding true to his verbal to BYU.
Watching his highlight film one player comes to mind for me, Champ Bailey. Now I’m not saying that Trammell is going to go on to be one of the best NFL DB’s ever, I’m saying that is who he plays like. He takes a great line to the football and has great jumping ability. Its also nice to see a corner who doesn’t shy away from contact.
2013 Expectations: Injured/Redshirt
Unfortunately in just the second practice of Spring Football, Trenton suffered an ACL tear during drills. Luckily Trammell came to BYU with three years to play two years. BYU will use a redshirt year due to the fact that coaches and doctors agreed Trammell could not make it back in time for the 2013 season.
Potential in BYU Career: High
Trammell comes to BYU with the rare combo of speed and experience, Provo doesn’t usually see athletes of this caliber. Losing Trammell for the 2013 season was a huge loss for the Cougs, as he was expected to step in right away and fill the void left by the graduating Preston Hadley. On the bright side, BYU has had plenty of time since the injury to look over all the options available.
If Trenton can stay focused and work on his technique, I believe he will be one of the best corners that BYU has seen in many years.