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TCU Recruiting: Ten Days From National Signing Day

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With ten days until National Signing Day, let's take an updated look at where TCU stands on the recruiting trail.

OL Lucas Niang is down to TCU, Miami, and Auburn.
OL Lucas Niang is down to TCU, Miami, and Auburn.
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We're ten days from National Signing Day, and there's been a lot of movement on the recruiting trail since we last updated you all one week ago. Since then, several names on that list have made their decisions, while others have announced new leaders.

Beginning with players currently committed, TCU fans were worried about defensive end Sci Martin, as the New Orleans native took official visits to Alabama and LSU in consecutive weeks. However, Jeremiah Glenn of 247Sports is reporting that despite being wooed by two of the traditional powers in the SEC, he's sticking with TCU.

Another defensive line commit, Isaiah Chambers, made his way to Miami for an official visit this past weekend. The rumor is that the visit is just for fun, as was his visit to Texas two weekends ago. He still seems to be completely on board with TCU, as he tweeted this after Darius Anderson committed last week.

Gotta love the shot at A&M.

Two names we told you to keep an eye on made their commitments over the weekend, with 3-star running back Darius Anderson committing to the Frogs, and offensive tackle Willie Allen pledging to LSU. Yesterday, TCU landed Camron Williams, a 3-star wide receiver from Skyline in Dallas. Williams is the 21st commit to TCU's class of 2016, one that's currently ranked No. 19 in the 247Sports Composite rankings (No. 14 by 247Sports, No. 14 by Scout, No. 17 by Rivals, and No. 22 by ESPN).

Since last week's post, 4-star cornerback Jared Mayden has announced that Oklahoma and Alabama are his top two schools, eliminating TCU from contention.

You'll find a full list of current commits below, but first, here's an updated list of everyone to keep an eye on (and my baseless predictions for where they wind up).

Also, a reminder: The link for each player takes you to their HUDL page.

Kyle Porter, RB, 4-Stars, Katy, Texas

Porter just made a visit to Texas this past weekend, and is headed up to Fayetteville this weekend for his final official visit with the Razorbacks. TCU is in his top three, along with Arkansas and the Longhorns, and while the thought is that Darius Anderson's commitment could push him to another school, there's nothing to substantiate that claim at this point.

He's an incredibly strong runner, and he's not afraid of contact. He also has great hands coming out of the backfield, making him a legitimate offensive weapon in a variety of ways.

Prediction: TCU

Tyrie Cleveland, WR, 4-Stars, Houston, Texas

Cleveland wrapped up an official visit to Arkansas over the weekend and has one OV left next weekend, when he'll head to Florida. The 6'3" receiver is technically still committed to Houston, but he's made it clear that it's a four team race, and he'll be announcing close to NSD.

Cleveland visited TCU on the 15th, and is rated as the No. 2 receiver in this class according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Prediction: TCU

Cameron Lewis, S, 4-Stars, Monroe, Louisiana

Lewis, an LSU commit, is coming off of an official visit to Texas A&M, and he has an official visit to TCU scheduled for this upcoming weekend. The 6'1" safety also played quarterback for his high school, flashing incredible athleticism on both sides of the ball.

Lewis is probably a long-shot for TCU, but the fact that he's taking an OV the weekend before NSD should give TCU fans a glimmer of hope.

Prediction: LSU

Trayvon Mullen, CB, 4-Stars, Pompano Beach, Florida

A 6'1" corner with excellent speed, Mullen is currently an LSU lean, but did take an official visit to TCU back in November. Trayvon is an Army All American who holds over 30 offers from across the country. Tall, rangy, and possessing great instinct, he is equally adept at pass coverage as run support.

Mullen reaffirmed his top five of TCU, LSU, FSU, Clemson, and Louisville, and the Florida native is keeping his options open up until signing day.

Prediction: LSU

Brandon Jones, S, 4-Stars, Nacogdoches, Texas

TCU is making a late push for the No. 1 safety recruit in the nation (ranking per 247Sports Composite rankings), as a handful of the staff, including Patterson and Zarnell Fitch, made their way to Jones' home for an in-home visit Sunday night.

The Frogs are still a long-shot Jones, but it's nice to see them make a late push, and it's hard to believe they'd do so if they didn't think they stood a chance. Jones has incredible vision and reflexes, plus great speed (4.32-40 per his HUDL page). He'd be an incredible fit in TCU's defensive scheme.

Prediction: Texas

Audie Omotosho, WR, 3-Stars, Plano, Texas

Omotosho was on campus for an official visit late last week, which he immediately followed up with an official visit to SMU. Prior to those official visits, Omotosho hosted Gary Patterson for an in-home visit, signaling that he's a kid the Frogs' staff really wants to get.

The 6'2" receiver has been on TCU's radar since the summer, but didn't receive his formal offer until this past month. While he doesn't have eye-popping stats, pre se, he grades out somewhere between three and four stars depending on your preferred service, and has excellent measurables. He has proven himself a great leader on and off the field - serving as Plano East's senior class president this year.

Prediction: TCU

Lucas Niang, OG, 3-Stars, New Caanan, Connecticut

Niang took his last official visit this past weekend, and is down to TCU, Miami, and Auburn. Many believe that TCU remains on top for the big man from New Cannan, and he would be a fantastic addition to the class of 2016.

At 6'6" and nearly 300 pounds, Niang is a big body on the offensive line who isn't afraid to get physical, possesses good footwork, and projects to be a very good tackle or possibly excellent guard.

Prediction: TCU

DeAndre Christmas-Giles, DT, 3-Stars, New Orleans, Louisiana

The former Tennessee commit made his way to College Station this past weekend, and seemed to have a good time. He was active on Twitter, and briefly engaged with TCU commit Isaiah Chambers simply to tell him that Texas A&M's coaches are good people (this was in response to Chambers making a snarky comment about Texas A&M, after DCG had tweeted a cryptic message about coaches lying).

Christmas-Giles also tweeted what seems to be a part of the sales pitch he received from the Aggies.

Prediction: Texas A&M

Here's the list of current commitments with updated rankings (rankings, ht./wt. from 247Sports).

Stars Name H.S. (City) Position Height/Weight National/Pos./State Rank Offers
4 Taj Williams* Iowa Western C.C.(Council Bluffs, IA) WR 6-3, 180 6/1/1 Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida State, 20 others
4 Tyree Horton+ Highland C.C. (Highland, KS) LB 6-0, 225 8/1/2 Oklahoma, Florida State, Alabama, 16 others
3 Markell Simmons* Pima C.C. (Tuscon, AZ) CB 6-1, 190 48/5/6 Utah, Nebraska, Washington St., 11 others
3 Mat Boesen* Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA) DE 6-3, 235 50/4/7 Louisville, Baylor, 8 others
3 Chris Gaynor* Dodge City C.C. (Dodge City, KS)
OT 6-5, 290 78/11/20 Kansas State, Houston, 8 others
4 Sewo Olonilua* Kingwood (Humble, TX) ATH 6-2, 217 124/5/20
Texas A&M, Oklahoma, 5 others
4 Isaiah Chambers Aldine MacArthur (Houston, TX) DE
6-3, 258 129/7/22 Baylor, Arkansas, Florida State, 25 others
4 Isaiah Graham* Bastrop (Bastrop, LA) WR
6-1, 185 228/45/15 South Carolina, Arkansas, 11 others
4 Ross Blacklock Elkins (Missouri City, TX) DT
6-4, 326 259/26/38 Texas A&M, Houston, Alabama, 13 others
4 Austin Myers Manvel (Manvel, TX OT
6-5, 295 314/28/49 Ole Miss, Clemson, Houston, 9 others
3 KeShawn Somerville Hendrickson (Pflugerville, TX) CB 5-10, 170
400/40/61 Baylor, Houston, Texas State
3 Camron Williams Skyline(Dallas, TX) WR 6-3, 210
409/66/65 Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, 8 others
3 Darius Anderson George Ranch(Richmond, TX) RB 5-11, 196
472/27/72 Alabama, Texas A&M, 17 others
3 Dylan Thomas Paschal (Fort Worth, TX)
ATH 6-1, 186 511/31/77 SMU
3 Innis Gaines West Brook (Beaumont, TX)
S 6-2, 190 600/41/88 Arkansas, Utah, 13 others
3 Sci Martin McDonogh 35 (New Orleans, LA) DE
6-4, 230 666/43/34 Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, 14 others
3 Brennen Wooten* Central (San Angelo, TX)
QB 6-1, 188 674/26/98 Washington, Clemson, Houston, 10 others
3 Kellton Hollins Zachary (Zachary, LA) OC
6-2, 291 966/7/47 Mississippi St. Memphis, 12 others
3 Gary Overshown Horn (Mesquite, TX) DE 6-5, 241 NA/72/126 Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa, 11 others
3 Vernon Scott Mansfield Summit (Arlington, TX) S
6-2, 200 NA/71/133 Kansas, Air Force, 5 others
3 Artayvious Lynn* Milford Academy (New Berlin, NY) TE
6-6, 235 5/2/3 Florida

*Denotes player is already on campus

+Denotes player is signed but not on campus