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Frogs Stay Hot on Recruiting Trail, Land one of Texas' Top Defenders

KeShawn Somerville, a junior cornerback from Pflugerville (TX) Hendrickson High School, announced via Twitter on Monday night that he has committed to TCU. Somerville was originally committed to Baylor but has visited TCU several times this season.

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At this rate, Gary Patterson may have his 2016 class full before the ink dries on the 2015 class. While that may be a bit of hyperbole, anyone following TCU recruiting has to be impressed with the way the Horned Frogs are reeling in highly touted prospects for the 2016 class.

Keshawn "Lockdown" Somerville became the sixth verbal commitment for 2016 on Monday night. Listed at 5'10, 170 pounds, Somerville is a very important commitment for TCU due to his ability to lock down receivers from the cornerback position. He supposedly runs a 4.37 40-yard dash, which I am sure had Patterson, Perry and company foaming at the mouth to get him into the fold. The cornerback position is one of the most important on Patterson's defense and having players like Somerville who can be trusted to play on an island in man coverage is vital to the program's success going forward.

For those who care about rankings, Somerville is considered the No. 17 cornerback in the Nation by Scout and the No. 168 prospect in the Scout 300 for 2016. He is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN. Somerville de-committed from Baylor in November and holds one other offer from Texas State. It is very likely that he will have a slew of offers before his senior season.

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