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National Signing Day 2019: Trevius Hodges-Tomlinson comes home

The Waco Midway safety with the famous last name is ready to make his own way in Fort Worth.

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For some, wearing the name of one of the all-time greats would be a burden too big to bear. But, for recent #CarterBoys19 signee Trevius Hodges-Tomlinson, it seems to be a badge of honor.

Hodges-Tomlinson followed his well-known uncle to Fort Worth, accepting the challenge and the excitement of being another Tomlinson to grace the Carter. He made it official on Wednesday’s National Signing Day after committing to TCU on January 13th.

Hodges-Tomlinson, a three star commit, was a strong Baylor lean prior to seeing the light. Though he doesn’t have picture-perfect measurables on paper (5’9”, 171 pounds) the kid is a flat-out playmaker, posting 105 tackles, two forced fumbles, and two interceptions during the regular season portion of his senior year. In the playoffs he was even better, causing three fumbles in a game, running one back to the house for a defensive score. With sub 4.4 speed (he’s been clocked at 4.38) and a 40” vertical, he can certainly overcome his lack of ideal height. Strong, instinctual, and fearless, Tomlinson will carry the name of the TCU legend proudly. It’s what he’s always wanted to do. “It’s a dream come true, it’s been my dream school since a kid. That Coach P is a great coach.”