A composite five star out of Kennedale, TX, linebacker Baron Browning is a potential program defining recruit. With a rare mix of speed, skill, and power, Browning can dominate a game from the defensive side of the ball, and is sure to elevate whatever program signs him immediately. Browning originally verballed to Baylor, but reopened his recruitment in February. Tonight, he narrowed down the list of which program that might be, and TCU made the cut.
Browning has spent some time in Fort Worth recently, and while Texas is the presumed leader in the clubhouse for the 6'3", 230 pound defensive monster, the Frogs are climbing the ladder. Surely the allure of playing in Gary Patterson's 4-2-5 defense, that has produced several high profile NFL linebackers in the last few years, as well as joining a top ten program that seems poised to make another strong run in the Big XII is strong, while Texas will have a lot of questions to answer this fall.
The top ranked linebacker in the state, and listed either first or second in the country depending on which service you use, Browning has Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas, UCLA, and USC listed along with TCU. It's a pretty stacked group, narrowed down from the 39 offers he has received to date. Named an Army All-American last Friday, Browning will be a name to watch as his senior season approaches. He would be an absolute coup for the Frogs, who could pair him with five star quarterback verbal commit Shawn Robinson to bookend the defense and offense for the foreseeable future.
As a junior, the outside backer recorded 74 tackles, eight for loss, a sack, and four forced fumbles. He also had two interceptions and scored on a pick and fumble return. Check out his 2015 highlights:
Frogs O' War will keep you posted as news develops, but expect this future star will take his time in making a decision.