Meet the New Guy: Steve Wesley

Dear Steve Wesley, please grow up to be this man. - Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Leading up to the 2013 TCU Football season, we will be profiling the newest Horned Frogs on campus who were all a part of the 2013 recruiting class. Next up is Arlington Safety Steve Wesley.

NAME Steve Wesley
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6'0" / 175 lbs.
HOMETOWN Arlington, Texas
High School Bowie High School
247 Composite Star Ranking Three Star (***)

Wesley has highly recruited out of Arlington Bowie as a cornerback. He's already switched to free safety this fall and has made good strides. Wesley brings good size to the defensive backfield, going 6-1, 185-pounds. His versatility to play either corner or safety will help him see the field plenty in his career at TCU.


- Wesley chose the Frogs over Illinois, Wake Forest, Houston, Kansas and West Virginia.  Not exactly a murderers row, but more than enough to indicate he's got the makings of an AQ level safety.  A&M and K-State also had significant interest, but didn't make an offer after Wesley had committed to the frogs in June last year.  You'll see this a lot from A&M on kids that they didn't get an early jump on recruiting, as they don't like it to be said that a Texas kid chose a school like TCU/Tech/Houston when they had an Aggie offer.

- Given TCU's depth at the safety positions expect a redshirt year this fall.  Wesley has been doing excellent work in the weight room though, moving up to 185 from his high school weight of 175 since enrolling at TCU.  Expect another 5-10 lbs. of gain before he sees the field consistently, and when he does the Big 12 had better watch out, as Wesley will be hitting like a ton of bricks.

- Wesley has been timed running a 4.48 40, so with a year to learn under Glasgow and the much loved Elisha Olabode I expect big things for Wesley going forward.  Don't expect to see him stumbling to keep up with the Big 12's faster receivers.

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