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TCU loses 3* CB recruit Eddie Smith

The defender out of Louisiana had been committed to the Frogs since June.

In a somewhat surprising move, three star cornerback Eddie Smith decommitted from TCU Sunday night, immediately after taking his official visit to Fort Worth.

Smith, who had been pledged to the Frogs since June, is the #65 rated corner in the country and a top 30 player from Louisiana. Standing at 6’1” and weighing in at 181 pounds, the Slidell native fit the bill as a bigger defensive back, something that Gary Patterson made a priority to identify for the class of 2018. He had been one of the most vocal recruiters for the Frogs on social media since his commitment, and seemed to enjoy his weekend in Funky Town, where he visited with several other top targets including fellow Louisiana natives Justin Rogers, Ja’Marr Chase, and Aaron Brule’.

Smith is the second recruit to decommit from the class of 2018 this month, joining Ta’Zhawn Henry, a running back out of Houston. But this one is much more surprising, as there was little warning he was looking elsewhere - though Mizzou and Tennessee had made big pushes as of late. Smith has 23 offers and should be highly sought on the open market, as he now intends to wait and sign on National Signing Day in February. According to Jeremy Clark of 247 Sports:

Smith's decommitment may come as a surprise considering he just made his official visit to TCU this past weekend. However, it had become known that Smith was in no hurry to sign with TCU during the early signing period and programs such as Missouri and Tennessee had come on strong of late.

It’s rare that the Frogs lose ground after an OV, but Smith has a lot of schools vying for his services as of late. We wish him well as he explores his options going forward.