In addition to signing WR Ni’Jeel Meeking and safety Kerry Johnson, the Frogs had a very successful junior day, scoring the verbal commitments of a pair of top prospects. Phillips is as nasty an offensive lineman as you’re going to see, and will be a fast riser over his senior year.
Late Sunday, Scout.com reported that the Frogs added two commitments to the 2018 class after holding Junior Day. Devin Phillips is a 6-2, 255-pound guard from a Frogs recruiting hot spot, Monroe (La.) Neville, and Ochaun Mathis is a 6-5, 210-pound defensive end from Manor High School, northeast of Austin.
What TCU did Sunday on campus was unprecedented for the Frogs; never has TCU hosted such an impressive group of recruits at one time, and it appears they all came away impressed by the facilities, the staff, and the program as a whole. Gary Patterson extended several offers, including to one of the top DBs in the state.
One prospect that made in it in, hales from Desoto High School. Gemon Green, a 6'1" 170 pound defensive back, earned an offer from the Frogs during his visit. Ranked as the #43 corner-back prospect in the nation and the #65 player overall in Texas for 2018. Green is the prototypical corner target for Big 12 programs and he would give TCU a nice start to the class if he pulls trigger in favor of the Frogs.
The former Frog QB had a great day in Orlando, finishing a difficult season on a strong note.
Alex Smith and Andy Dalton threw touchdown passes, and Reid reached into his bag of trick plays to entertain an announced crowd of 60,834 as the annual All-Star event made its debut in Orlando on Sunday night.
The Timber Creek pitcher will be a huge addition to a staff that will be graduating the top on the rotation after this season.
“Staying close to home was a big factor in it because it's a great feeling having all your friends and family in the stands watching you,” Gil said. “The other biggest thing in my decision was playing for someone that will give me the best chance to win a national championship.”