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TCU Football Countdown: 24 Days

The Minnesota defense has only 24 more days before they face a Horned Frog bulldozer!

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There are only 24 more days to go to the Minnesota opener, and that brings us to #24 running back Trevorris Johnson, who hails from the great metropolis of Houston. Johnson played for the Alief Taylor High School Lions, where he was rated the #7 running back in Texas, and #45 nationally. As a senior, he rushed for 2,115 yards and 19 touchdowns, essentially tripling his junior year 744 yards and 7 touchdowns, and was named the District 18-5A Offensive MVP. Trevorris had a single game 342 yards, setting the Taylor HS record. Johnson was named one of that area's top 100 recruits by the Houston Chronicle

The 5'11" and 221 lb. sophomore TCU tailback chose TCU over Big 12 schools Iowa St. and Kansas, as well as Arkansas, Utah, Cal, and - nanner-nanner to my sister-in-law - Wake Forest. In 2013 he redshirted his first season on campus. Trevorris had an impact last year, seeing action in 12 of the 13 games; rushing for 302 yards at 5.7 yards average per carry. In his 53 carries over the season, Johnson bulldozed through opposing defenses, and scored four times. His collegiate debut game against Samford resulted in his one reception of the season for 23 yards to add to his 43 rushing yards and 1 touchdown in that game. His best game was against Texas Tech with 105 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 10 carries! The previous week versus Oklahoma State he garnered 51 yards in 7 carries. Johnson's lone carry in the Baylor game was a 2 yard touchdown, and he had six carries for 49 yards versus Iowa State. Johnson wasn't at all Chik'n and filleted a peachy 31 yards in 8 touches versus Ol' Miss.

Johnson is expected to be a breakout player in 2015, bringing power when needed, and seeing his role increase as a first-teamer along with the other two running backs who played last season, Aaron Green and Kylie Hicks. I pity the defenses that have to try to stop that bulldozer in JUST 24 MORE DAYS!

Also waiting in the wings is TCU's new other #24, cornerback Julius Lewis. A 5'10" 170 lb. freshman, Lewis played at Mansfield (Texas) High School, and made the All-District 7-5A first team. He was ranked the sixth best cornerback in Texas and #39 in the country. He ran for 1,400 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior. He switched to defensive back his senior year, and had a 95 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. He should fit right in with the Horned Frogs!