Sophomore Travin Howard was a late flip to the Frogs in 2104, switching his commitment from UTSA to TCU two weeks before signing day. The 6'1", 190 pound strong safety was a three star prospect out of Longview, TX, and used a strong senior season to attract the attention of Gary Patterson, Named Defensive MVP in his District after a 89 tackle, 10 tackle for loss, and eight interception season, Howard was a Texas Top 100 player and the #12 safety in the state. With four defensive touchdowns and two on punt returns, he is a dynamic athlete with the ball in his hands and has a chance to be an explosive playmaker in TCU's secondary going forward.
Travin played in all 13 games last season as a true freshman, seeing the field on both defense and special teams. Listed behind junior Denzel Johnson, he should see even more snaps this fall. And with George Baltimore's retirement due to injury, the onus will be on him to perform at a high level. A good tackler who has excellent instincts and good speed, he has a chance to be a great player, in the mold of Chris Hackett. He is also solid in run support, which is important with the youth in the middle of the defense this fall.
We are just 32 days away from seeing Travin, and the rest of the TCU Football players, on the field in Minnesota!