Two weeks from today, TCU Football will take the field for the first time in 2015. Two true freshman who wear the #14 are hoping to show enough in the meantime to find themselves on the field when that happens.
Jarrison Stewart, a four star recruit from Mesquite, TX, is part of a big wide receiver class for TCU, with five players signing in that position group. At 6' and 190 pounds, he has a good frame to match his solid speed ratings.
With nearly 1200 career receiving yards and 20 touchdowns, Jarrison had a excellent high school career. But while he was a threat when lined up on the outside, he did a lot of damage on special teams as well - where he was his district'sspecial teams player of the year as a senior. Though he is a likely redshirt candidate to do the experience and depth of the position - all but one target returns from last year's group - Stewart has a bright future in the TCU offense and should have his chance to shine in 2016.
On the other side of the ball, corner Jeff Gladney is also battling for playing time - but in a group with far less game action. The #11 corner in Texas coming out of New Boston High School, the class of 2015 CB chose the Frogs over North Texas and Rice, among others. The District 7-3A MVP as a senior, the all-district DB also had 570 receiving yards and nine touchdowns his junior year.
With a sub 4.4 40 yard dash to his credit, the speedster will have a chance to be an impact defender in the 4-2-5. Whether he sees the field this fall as a true freshman or takes a redshirt year to pack on some size, Gladney should see success on the field and is an excellent fit in the TCU system on paper.
Good luck to both these young men, and thank goodness we are only 14 days away!