TCU had a huge recruiting win last week, when, on Friday, 4-star cornerback Deshawn Raymond announced he had committed to the Horned Frogs.
The 6-foot-2, 185 pound cornerback hails from New Orleans, Louisiana and held an offer from LSU, so the fact that he committed to the Frogs actually surprised the TCU coaching staff a bit. Raymond let on as much to nola.com:
"They were really excited when I told them I wanted to commit," Raymond said. "They really didn't think they were going to get me. I had a lot of big offers and they thought I was going to stay in-state and pick LSU.
"First I called Coach (Kenny) Perry and told him I was committing. He was really excited. Then I called Coach (Gary) Patterson and he was really excited, too. It was nice hearing them excited to have me be a part of their program like that."
All in all Raymond held 14 offers (according to Scout.com), including offers from LSU, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Florida State, Kansas State, Nebraska and Georgia. Raymond had just visited Mississippi State on October 3rd, the Friday before the Bulldogs obliterated Texas A&M. However, now that he's committed he's said he probably won't be taking any more visits.
Raymond becomes the third 4-star commit to TCU's class of 2015, alongside wide receiver J.F. Thomas from Dallas and defensive end Breylin MItchell from Round Rock. He's also the fourth defensive back added to the class, and third corner.
Contributing immediately is a desire of Raymond's and it helped that a spot was opening up at boundary corner after this season with no clear replacement. He's a very confident kid that wants to contribute right away. One thing that makes that possible is that he is on track to graduate this fall, and is planning on enrolling early at TCU.
Getting him involved in the program before spring practice would be a huge step to allowing him to compete for a starting spot early on.
So, while nothing is signed yet, TCU fans should be excited about the prospect of Deshawn Raymond wearing purple.Also, give him a follow on Twitter and congratulate him on his commitment.
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