The TCU Horned Frogs continue to reel in athletic playmakers and may have found a potential athletic freak in Montrel Wilson. Rated as a three-star prospect, the 6'3, 198 pound safety chose the Frogs over offers from Baylor and Arkansas. Wilson verbally committed to Baylor over the summer but de-committed from the Bears in October.
While many have Wilson pegged as a safety at the collegiate level, HornedFrogBlitz Managing Editor Jeremy Clark told me Sunday afternoon that Patterson has offered the standout safety as a linebacker. According to Clark, Wilson ran a 4.12 pro shuttle at a TCU camp over the summer and that Patterson moved the youngster over to the linebacker drills. Patterson, a master at putting players in position to maximize their skills, must have really liked what he saw from Wilson.
As for his senior season, Wilson was quite productive with 115 tackles and three interceptions in his team's march to the playoffs.
For TCU's 4-2-5 defensive scheme to run as advertised, the program has to have linebackers who can play "sideline to sideline." If Wilson can gain 15 to 20 pounds without losing any of his speed, he could be a devastating player for the Horned Frogs.
Per Clark, the TCU player which Wilson compares to most favorably is sophomore linebacker and special teams ace, Sammy Douglas. Both players have a lean, athletic frame which should allow them to put on more bulk without losing any athleticism.
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TCU is close to filling its allotted scholarships for the 2015 class, but it should be noted that kicker Jonathan Song is a gray-shirt for the class and his scholarship will not count against 2015.
So, at this point, the Frogs have 19 scholarship offers filled with about four left to fill, according to Clark.