The TCU recruiting class for 2018 has 18 commits, and the Horned Frogs are hoping to land another this weekend.
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
Latest news with the 2018 TCU recruiting class
One of TCU’s biggest remaining targets, 4-star cornerback D’Shawn Jamison from Houston Lamar, is making his commitment Saturday. His final five schools are TCU, Texas, Michigan, Oregon and USC, but most reports indicate that he’s down to the Frogs and Longhorns.
Texas is the favorite in this battle, though Justin Rogers and other TCU commits have pushed hard to get Jamison to commit to the Frogs. If he were to commit to TCU, he would become the Frogs’ third 4-star commit in this class and push them even higher up in the class rankings.
TCU already has three corners committed in this class, so it’s not the biggest position of need. Defensive line was a bigger concern, so that’s why the recent commitment of JUCO defensive end Jordan Allen is significant.
Allen committed to the Frogs on Wednesday just days after visiting TCU for the West Virginia game. He and his mother were both blown away by the visit.
— Jordan Allen (@dontsleeponj) October 12, 2017
Listed at 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, Allen is TCU’s second defensive line commit for this class.
He comes from City College of San Francisco, and the Frogs have had some success recruiting JUCO players out of California in recent years. If Allen has anywhere near the impact that players such as Jason Verrett and Mike Tuaua had on the program, TCU will be very happy.
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)
- 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.)
- DE Jordan Allen, no ranking, City College of San Francisco (San Francisco, Calif.)
5 top uncommitted targets
5-star WR Terrace Marshall Jr., Parkway (Bossier City, La.)
Justin 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 Jaylen 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.
4-star CB D’Shawn Jamison, Lamar (Houston, Texas)
One of the top defensive backs in Texas, D’Shawn Jamison is set to announce his college decision Oct. 14. The Frogs are facing off with Texas for his commitment. The Longhorns are in the lead, but TCU is expected to be one of his final schools when he decides.
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.
- Van Wagoner
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