While recruiting news seems to slow down when actual football is being played, that doesn’t mean that Gary Patterson and his crew have stopped grinding when it comes to trying to build the class of 2017. Over the weekend, they got some great news on a couple of fronts, as Aledo offensive lineman Westley Harris inked his letter of intent, and safety Garrett Wallow made his verbal commitment.
On the defensive front, Wallow is a great pickup; after watching the Frogs’ smallish defensive backs get picked apart through the first two games of the season, the 6’2”, 200 pounder out of John Curtis in New Orleans will be a welcome sight in purple when he gets to campus. A three star prospect who is universally regarded as a great kid on and off the field, Wallow chose TCU over 20 other offers, including Arizona, Arkansas, Michigan, and Nebraska. The 37th ranked player in Louisiana, Wallow is another great defensive player to matriculate from the Boot to Funky Town.
September 20, 2016
In addition to the verbal given by Wallow, offensive lineman, and MASSIVE dude Wes Harris of Aledo signed some paperwork while visiting the campus with the man he will be charged with protecting, QB commit Shawn Robinson.
My dream came true yesterday morning. I officially am committed to TCU #Carterboys17 pic.twitter.com/HINq757qyU— Westley Harris (@WesWesharris) September 19, 2016
The two were present for the Frogs’ win over Iowa State, and seemed to enjoy the time together at their future home.
Great weekend with the fam! pic.twitter.com/l58uFlJAAL— Merry Harris (@merryharris_3) September 19, 2016
These two guys have been two of the best recruiters for TCU, and will be crucial in completing the class of 2017 - one that will be small in numbers, with only 14 slots available - but as deeply talented as any group GP has brought in.