The Aggies have dominated the recruiting landscape, but is their large class driving some kids away? TCU looks to scoop up two of their decommits as the Frogs continue to bolster a strong 2013 class.
Texas A&M has been making waves left and right this year. From joining the SEC to actually winning in the SEC, Johnny Heisman and a Cotton Bowl beatdown of Oklahoma, the Aggies have everyone's attention.
It's shown in their recruiting, too, as they've pulled in a class that currently has 34 recruits, including 15 4-stars. However, not on that list (anymore) are two kids that have decommitted, and it's seemingly coming down to TCU and Texas Tech for the both of them.
Athlete Cameron Echols-Luper, from Auburn, Alabama, is a 3-star recruit who has potential to play wide receiver or safety at the D-1 level. Rivals and ESPN both report Echols-Luper has having an offer from TCU but not Tech, while 247 Sports has his as holding offers from both schools.
It was reported yesterday by Barking Carnival that Echols-Luper now holds an offer from Texas as well.
Echols-Luper is scheduled to visit TCU this weekend, so let's hope the campus/facilities/coaching staff make a good impression. Landing this kid would be big, as he'd be a good way to begin replacing the talent lost by Josh Boyce heading to the NFL.
While there's uncertainty about where he will play his college ball, he knows what position he wants to play when he finally lands somewhere. It's widely known that he's keen on playing on the offensive side of the ball, rather than defense. I wonder if TCU's knack for converting players, and TCU's need to fill a safety slot down the road, may turn him in another direction.
Meanwhile another Aggie decommit is on TCU's radar. 3-star wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo, from Cedar Hill, is a little bit more of an unknown as far as where he's looking.
Some feel like he's leaning towards Texas Tech, but he also picked up a Texas offer this week, and is being pursued by Arizona State, Nebraska and UCLA as well. Rivals has Adeboyejo listed as having a scheduled visit to TCU on January 18th, but ESPN has him as visiting Texas Tech on that same day. (I tend to rely on Rivals more than ESPN for recruiting info though). He's also scheduled to visit Ole Miss on January 25th.
If TCU can land either or both of these guys, Frog fans should be very happy.
Also, here's a list of TCU commits to date:
RB Kyle Hicks, Arlington Martin
OL Eason Fromayan
OL Patrick Morris
RB Trevorris Johnson
TE Charlie Reid
DB George Baltimore
DB Ranthony Texada
DB Steve Wesley
LB Sammy Douglas
LB Dac Shaw
LB Paul Whitmill
DE Bryson Henderson
DE Joseph Noteboom
ATH Ty Slanina