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TCU National Signing Day 2017: One Week Out

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Where does TCU’s class of 2017 stand one week from National Signing Day?

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We’re one week away from TCU officially signing the full recruiting class of 2017, lovingly known as #CarterBoys17 on Twitter, so it’s a good time to check in on where the class currently stands. First, here’s who the Frogs currently have committed.

2017 Recruiting Class

Name Position (Pos. Rank) Stars Ht./Weight Hometown/School Other Offers
Name Position (Pos. Rank) Stars Ht./Weight Hometown/School Other Offers
Jalen Reagor WR (13) 4* 5-11/185 Waxahachie, TX/Waxahachie HS Oklahoma, Alabama, Texas A&M (21 total)
Omar Manning WR (26) 4* 6-2/214 Lancaster, TX/Lancaster HS Texas, Ole Miss, Alabama (33 total)
Wes Harris* OG (10) 4* 6-4/290 Alexo, TX/Aledo HS Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Cal (8 total)
Shawn Robinson* QB (7) 4* 6-2/215 DeSoto, TX/DeSoto HS Alabama, Michigan, USC (14 total)
Dennis Collins DE (26) 3* 6-2/248 West Monroe, LA/West Monroe HS Arkansas, Ole Miss, Tennessee (8 total)
Kenedy Snell WR (93) 3* 5-8/170 Waxahachie, TX/Waxahachie HS Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois (9 total)
Noah Daniels CB (70) 3* 6-0/191 League City, TX/Clear Creek HS Oklahoma, Baylor, Notre Dame (28 total)
Garret Wallow S (62) 3* 6-2/215 New Orleans, LA/John Curtis HS Arkansas, Michigan, Nebraska (20 total)
Lakendrick Van Zandt S (81) 3* 6-1/200 Henderson, TX/Henderson HS Baylor, Oklahoma State, Houston (12 total)
George Ellis III DT (77) 3* 6-2/290 Ft. Lauderdale, FL/American Heritage HS Mississippi State, South Florida, Rutgers (12 total)
Coy McMillon TE (80) 3* 6-4/270 Abilene, TX/Abilene HS Tulsa (4 total)
Alex Bush*+ LB (11) 3* 6-2/230 Cerritos College (JUCO) Bowling Green, Marshall (3 total)
Ezra Tu'ua DT (27) 2* 6-2/315 Los Angeles Harbor College (JUCO) Ole Miss, Colorado State (4 total)
*Early Enrollee
*+ Signed LOI
TCU’s 2017 recruiting class, as it currently stands.

With the total number of commits/early enrollees sitting at just 13, TCU has about 5-7 open spots left that they can fill over the coming days. TCU desperately needs some added depth at defensive tackle, in the secondary, and along the offensive line (although it should be noted that Coy McMillan, listed as a tight end, was recruited as an offensive lineman).

TCU currently finds themselves in the mix for the services of a handful of recruits, all of whom could go a long way to solidifying the 2017 class.

Brad Stewart, CB | 4-stars | 6-0, 194 | New Orleans, LA

Main Competition: Florida

Stewart made a surprise, mid-week official visit to TCU this week, which is never a bad thing. The popular opinion is that Florida is the leader for Stewart, but him wanting to take a trip to Fort Worth at least opens the door.

Prediction: Florida

Todd Harris, S | 4-stars | 6-0, 180 | Plaquemine, LA

Main Competition: LSU, Alabama

The fact that Harris is coming off of visits to LSU and Alabama, and is going to be in Fort Worth this weekend to visit TCU, should show you that he’s still seriously considering the Frogs. If that’s not enough, maybe this tweet will show you. It’s a tough uphill battle, but TCU has a legitimate shot. Harris will announce his decision on ESPN, on National Signing Day, with hats.

Prediction: TCU

Phidarian Mathis, DT | 4-stars | 6-4, 287 | Monroe, LA

Main Competition: LSU, Alabama

Mathis is in the same boat as Todd Harris, and he visited LSU and Alabama at the same time as Harris. Meanwhile, Mathis will also be in Fort Worth this weekend to visit TCU.

Prediction: LSU

Quazzel White, OG | 3-stars | 6-3, 285 | Tacoma, WA

Main Competition: Washington State

The Frogs got in on White late, but they’ve picked up momentum with the Washington native very quickly. The former-Washington State commit visited TCU on January 20th, and decommitted from the Cougars shortly thereafter. White has said that TCU is the leader for his services, and he doesn’t really seem to be considering anyone else at this point.

Prediction: TCU

Michael Onyemaobi, Ath. | 3-stars | 6-1, 187 | Temecula, CA

Main Competition: Nebraska

Onyemaobi was once committed to Cal, but since the departure of Cal head coach Sonny Dykes, the cornerback/safety has reopened his recruitment. Fortunately for TCU, they hired Dykes, putting themselves in the running for Onyemaobi’s services. He visited Fort Worth on January 20th, and seemed to have an incredible time. He hasn’t stopped tweeting TCU things since his visit, and both Patterson and cornerback coach Paul Gonzales dropped in to visit Michael earlier Wednesday.

Onyemaobi will visit Nebraska this weekend, and will make his decision on Fox Sports, on National Signing Day.

Prediction: TCU

Elijah Walker, S | 3-stars | 6-2, 195 | Cerritos College (JUCO)

Main Competition: Kansas State, Texas Tech

Walker, a former Kansas State commit, appeared to have TCU at the top of his list for a long time, but now it seems that Texas Tech has joined the fray. While it seems like TCU will still be the spot Walker lands, he’s visiting Tech this upcoming weekend.

Of course, there’s also the possibility he turns back to Kansas State again as well.

Prediction: TCU

Corey Bethley, DT | 3-stars | 6-2, 302 | Katy, TX

Main Competition: Texas A&M, Oklahoma

Texas A&M was long considered the frontrunner for Bethley, but he visited TCU two weeks ago, and is visiting Oklahoma this upcoming weekend. He spent the weekend in between in College Station. It seems like people want him to stay close to home, but how close, is the question.

Prediction: Texas A&M

Tyreece Lott, DT | 3-stars | 6-3, 255 | Ardmore, OK

Main Competition: Oklahoma

Lott, the former TCU commit, decommitted quietly after visiting Oklahoma last weekend. He’ll make his final decision between the two schools soon, but it appears as if he’ll be a Sooner.

Prediction: Oklahoma

Evan Fields, S | 3-stars | 6-2, 191 | Oklahoma City, OK

Main Competition: Kansas State, Arizona State, Notre Dame, UCLA, Oregon

TCU got in late with Fields, but made a strong impression even without bringing him in for a visit (he used his fifth and final visit to go to Notre Dame last weekend). He named TCU in his top-6, but it’s likely that that is as far as they’ll get with the Oklahoma native.

Prediction: Kansas State

Mike Hughes, CB | 3-stars | 5-11, 185 | Garden City C.C. (JUCO)

Main Competition: South Carolina

The Frogs were really high on Hughes, but his grades seem to be an issue, so it looks like he’ll be heading elsewhere.

Prediction: South Carolina