Blacklock's father was a star basketball player for the University of Texas and the Harlem Globetrotters, but Ross is taking a different sports path.
"He's my role model, even though he probably doesn't believe it," Ross said. "I look up to him, and just with the stories he's told me - about how hard he had to work - makes me want to work even harder to be better than him, even though he was a great athlete back in the day.
DT Ross Blacklock is currently committed, and there are thoughts that Isaiah Chambers could slide inside, but another DT would close this class on a high note, according to Matt Jennings. He suggests that Blacklock and D'Andre Christmas-Giles could be the next DT duo to anchor the line.
Christmas-Giles and Blacklock would get the chance early to show what they can do. The hope would be to begin grooming them to be TCU's next duo to solidify the defensive line for years. Getting Christmas-Giles would not only fulfill the Frogs’ biggest remaining need, but he also would become the top-rated player in an already historic class for TCU.
The quarterback, and former Louisiana Tech commit, is down to the Frogs and Pokes according to his coach. However, there are questions of whether or not he'll be a QB at the next level.
Some tough existing and incoming competition led to speculation Wudtee could be a redshirt candidate or even play a different position at TCU, but Feaster said all visiting coaches indicated Wudtee would immediately compete for playing time as a quarterback. However, Feaster went on to add Wudtee wouldn't necessarily turn down a redshirt if asked.
The Frogs were hoping to have one last shot at Cameron Lewis when he got on campus this weekend, but it looks like he won't make it to Fort Worth.
Four-star safety commit Cameron Lewis announced he will no longer take an official visit to TCU over the weekend.
The 6-foot-1, 192-pound prospect out of Wossman High School (Monroe, La.) is expected to have in-home visits from both LSU coach Les Miles and Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin on Wednesday.
The Frogs matched a top mark since joining the Big 12.
TCU (12-8, 4-5 Big 12) won on the road for the second time in league play, matching their best mark in four years in the Big 12.