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Frogs Snag Verbals from Pair Following First Big 12 Championship

Four-star safety Christian Wallace and Kingwood High School standout Sewo Olonilua became the newest verbal commits for the 2016 recruiting class.

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Winning on the field is obviously vital to every college football program which desires to be considered elite. Well, the Horned Frogs have been able to turn an 11-1 season in 2014 into early momentum on the recruiting trail.  Olonilua and Wallace are fast, physical players who project to join fellow 2016 recruit Jonathan Marshall on the defensive side of the ball for head coach Gary Patterson.

Olonilua, a 6'2 212 prospect from Kingwood High School, has the ability to play a number of positions at the next level, including running back. However, it is very likely that he plays outside linebacker in the Frogs' 4-2-5 defense. Olonilua currently holds just the one offer from TCU and is ranked as a three star prospect by Rivals and Scout.

Junior highlights:

Christian Wallace, currently ranked as the No. 10 safety in the country by Scout, is a really intriguing player to follow. Patterson loves fast safeties who can excel in both run support and against the pass. At 6'2 and 205 pounds, the Katy Tompkins star is sure to be a playmaker in Patterson's defense.

Sophomore highlights:

The 2016 class is off to a great start with five verbal commitments. While they are all just "paper tigers" at this point, this class could be special and quite possibly the highest ranked class in program history. Three of the five commitments (Dylan Thomas, Brennan Wooten and Christian Wallace) are currently ranked amongst the top 300 players according to Scout.