4-star WR Jaylen Waddle taking official visit to TCU this week

The TCU recruiting class for 2018 has 20 commits, with the most recent being JUCO defensive end Jordan Allen.

TCU has just a few spots left in a class that will likely finish with about 25 signees. Four-star quarterback Justin Rogers has been the catalyst of the class, with 15 players choosing the Frogs since he committed at the end of May.

Now TCU must wait on decisions from some of its biggest remaining targets.

Here’s an early look at where things stand for the 2018 class.

Where the 2018 TCU recruiting class ranks

TCU’s recruiting class is ranked No. 18 in the nation and No. 3 in the Big 12. Three of the Frogs’ commits are 4-star recruits.

Latest news with the 2018 TCU recruiting class

One of the Frogs’ biggest remaining targets, 4-star receiver Jaylen Waddle, will take an official visit to TCU this weekend, according to 247Sports’ Jeremy Clark.

Waddle is the No. 67 overall recruit for 2018 and the No. 7 overall recruit in Texas. TCU is one of his top five schools, along with Alabama, Florida State, Oregon and Texas A&M.

The Frogs are considered a long shot to land Waddle. Alabama and Florida State are the clear favorites. But getting him on campus for an official visit on Homecoming weekend, with a night game and a tribute to a program legend and Hall of Fame player on the schedule, gives them a chance to make a strong impression.

Elsewhere, TCU’s most recent commit, Jordan Allen, officially became a 4-star prospect in the 247Sports rankings. He was previously unranked.

His ranking bump gives the Frogs’ three blue-chip commits for this class: Allen, Rogers and 4-star safety Atanza Vongor.

TCU recruiting: Offers by the numbers

  • Reported offers: 173
  • 5-star offers: 6
  • 4-star offers: 84
  • Texas recruits offered: 72
  • Louisiana recruits offered: 24
  • Florida recruits offered: 16
  • California recruits offered: 13

2018 TCU commits

  • QB Justin Rogers, 4-star, Parkway (Bossier City, La.)
  • S Atanza Vongor, 4-star, South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas)
  • DE Jordan Allen, 4-star, City College of San Francisco (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • WR Bryson Jackson, 3-star, Kingwood Park (Humble, Texas)
  • OT Anthony McKinney, 3-star, Iowa Western C.C via Harlem (Machesney Park, Ill.)
  • CB Trevon Moehrig-Woodard, 3-star, Smithson Valley (Spring Branch, Texas)
  • LB Ben Wilson, 3-star, Sumner Senior (Sumner, Wash.)
  • ATH Taye Barber, 3-star, Cy Springs (Cypress, Texas)
  • ATH John Stephens, 3-star, Logansport (La.)
  • DE Ochaun Mathis, 3-star, Manor (Texas)
  • CB Eddie Smith, 3-star, Salmen (Slidell, La.)
  • WR Tevailance Hunt, 3-star, Texas High (Texarkana, Texas)
  • C John Lanz, 3-star, Guyer (Denton, Texas)
  • WR Chase Van Wagoner, 3-star, Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas)
  • G Esteban Avila, 3-star, South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas)
  • G Ian Burnette, 3-star, Wimberley (Wimberley, Texas)
  • CB Derius Davis, 3-star, West Feliciana (Saint Francisville, La.)
  • OT Kris Dike, 3-star, Van (Texas)
  • RB Ta’Zhawn Henry, 3-star, Lamar (Houston, Texas)
  • S Hidari Ceasar, 3-star, Richwood (Monroe, La.)

TCU recruiting: Top uncommitted targets

5-star WR Terrace Marshall Jr., Parkway (Bossier City, La.)

Rogers’ teammate and the nation’s No. 1 receiver, Terrace Marshall would be TCU’s first 5-star commit ever if he chose the Frogs. TCU wasn’t in his top four schools, but reports indicate the Frogs aren’t completely out of the hunt. Rogers and his family have been campaigning for Marshall to pick TCU. LSU is considered the favorite to land him.

4-star WR Jaylen Waddle, Episcopal (Bellaire, Texas)

The Frogs are very high on Waddle, who could be the best receiver in the country besides Marshall. He’s the nation’s No. 67 overall prospect, but TCU would have to beat out national powerhouses Alabama and Florida State for his commitment.

4-star WR Lawrence Keys, McDonogh 35 (New Orleans, La.)

If TCU wants another blue-chip receiver in this class, it may have the best chance at Keys. The 4-star wideout has the Frogs in his top six. TCU may be content with the receivers it has, but any of these three would be great additions.

Unrated OT Willie Allen, Tyler J.C. (Tyler, Texas)

Willie Allen was a 4-star recruit coming out of high school when he committed to LSU. He transferred to Tyler J.C. during the offseason after the Tigers blocked him from transferring to TCU. If Allen chooses the Frogs, he will have a chance to contribute immediately. TCU will be losing four of its five starting offensive linemen after this season.

TCU recruiting class: Position breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of how many commits TCU has at each position and how many players the Frogs are projected to sign:

  • QB: 1/1 (Rogers)
  • RB: 1/1 (Henry)
  • WR: 5/5 (Jackson, Barber, Hunt, Stephens, Van Wagoner)
  • TE: 0/1
  • OL: 4/5 (McKinney, Lanz, Avila, Burnette, Dike)
  • DL: 2/4 (Mathis, Allen)
  • LB: 1/2 (Wilson)
  • CB: 3/3 (Moehrig-Woodard, Smith, Davis)
  • S: 2/3 (Vongor, Ceasar)

TCU recruiting class: Geographical breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of TCU’s commits by state.

Texas: 12 

  • Vongor
  • Jackson
  • Moehrig-Woodard
  • Barber
  • Mathis
  • Hunt
  • Lanz
  • Van Wagoner
  • Avila
  • Wimberley
  • Dyke
  • Henry

Louisiana: 5

  • Rogers
  • Stephens
  • Smith
  • Davis
  • Ceasar

California: 1

  • Allen

Illinois: 1

  • McKinney

Washington: 1

  • Wilson

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