While TCU baseball stands front and center in the TCU sports world, TCU football is quietly putting together a monster 2016 recruiting class. The Frogs have received commitments from five players in five days, four for the 2016 class and one for the 2017 class. These aren't any slouches either. with the four commitments to the 2016 class pushing TCU's class ranking to No. 8 in the country on 247Sports, No. 9 on Scout, and No. 17 on Rivals.
Clifton Lewis, 3-Star OLB, Missouri City, TX - Committed May 27, 2015
Lewis, a 6-foot-1, 197 pound linebacker out of MIssouri City, committed to the Frogs last Wednesday, picking TCU over the likes of Baylor, Oklahoma State, Houston, Missouri and Kansas State. 247Sports has Lewis rated as the No. 27 outside linebacker in the nation.
Lewis has an innate ability to shed blockers and get into the backfield, for both runs and passes into the flat. He moves incredibly well in space and always seems to be around the ball. Frankly, he reminds me of Paul Dawson. That's a very high bar to set and expectations should be tempered, but make no doubt about it, this kid is an athlete.
Trayveon Williams, 4-Star RB, Houston, TX - Committed May 29, 2015
A composite 4-star running back, Williams is rated as the country's No. 4 all-purpose back by 247Sports. He held offers from 21 schools, selecting the Frogs over Texas A&M and Houston. He also held offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Nebraska, Arizona State, and several other schools.
Interestingly enough, Williams is the 2016 class' sixthTCU commit from the Houston area, joining Sewo Olonilua, Austin Meyers, D'Eriq King, Courtney Lark, and Clifton Lewis.
Williams can make quick cuts without losing much speed, and gets up to his top speed quickly when he's in the open field. He's also very capable of catching passes out of the backfield, something that's a necessity for running backs at TCU.
Taj Williams, 4-Star WR, Iowa Western C.C. - Committed May 30, 2015
Williams is rated as the No. 1 JUCO wide receiver in the nation, and his commitment makes him the highest rated player in TCU's 2016 class. Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Williams committed to the Frogs over Florida State, Auburn, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Florida, among others.
Williams had 949 yards and 11 touchdowns on 77 receptions for the Reivers in 2014, leading the team in all three categories. His 40-time is listed at 4.45, and he stands at 6-foot-4, 190 pounds according to Rivals.com.
Wes Harris, 4-Star OG, Aledo, TX - Committed May 30, 2015 (c/o 2017)
Harris is already 6-foot-3, 285 pounds as a sophomore, and the commit could wind up as the best offensive guard recruit in the 2017 class. Hailing from Aledo, Harris received offers from Texas Tech, Cal, and Boise State before selecting the Frogs.
This kid is already incredibly strong, too. Go to the 0:57 mark in his HUDL film (sophomore season) if you want to feel really bad for the guy he lines up against. Wes is the second TCU commit to the class of 2017, joining 4-star athlete Roshauud Paul.
Tyler Brown, 3-Star OG, Lexington, OK - Committed May 31, 2015
Tyler Brown stands at 6-foot-5, 325 pounds according to 247Sports, and held offers from Arizona State, SMU, Houston, and Memphis, among others, before committing to the Frogs. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State had also shown interest in the OK native, but had not offered. Tyler is the 12th commit to TCU's class of 2016, and just the second commit from outside the state of Texas.
Simply put, this guy just moves people around. He'll bolster an offensive line that loses seven guys to graduation after the 2015 season.