We all remember Ross Blacklock’s recruitment. He was choosing between Texas A&M and TCU, and every Aggie everywhere was just absolutely certain that he would end up wearing Maroon.
Then, during the Army All-American game, Blacklock donned a beautiful TCU hat, threw up a Horned Frog, and committed to TCU.
Well, consider Corey Bethley’s recruitment another verse in the same song. While his commitment didn’t happen at an All-American game, the defensive tackle from Katy, Texas seemed to be headed to Texas A&M, if you listened to what the Aggies were saying. All things appeared to come down to A&M, TCU, and Oklahoma, with Bethley scheduling official visits to all three schools over the final three weekends of the recruiting period. His first visit was to TCU, followed by a visit to College Station.
The Friday he was supposed to head to Norman to visit Oklahoma, Bethley cancelled his OV and committed to TCU instead, much to the joy of Frog fans everywhere.
Bethley is 6-2, 302 pounds of beast, and he’ll help to significantly beef up TCU’s defensive line, alongside Blacklock (now listed at 6-4, 326 on GoFrogs.com), and #CarterBoys17 classmates George Ellis III (6-2, 290) and Ezra Tu’ua (6-2, 315). He’s got an incredible motor, uses his weight well, and will be a great addition to the TCU trenches.
Beyond TCU, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma, Bethley held offers from USC, Washington, Baylor, Nebraska, and Ole Miss, among others. He’s a 3-star recruit, rated as the No. 35 DT recruit in the class of 2017, and the No. 64 player in Texas according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, however 247’s individual rankings have him as a 4-star recruit, the No. 18 overall DT, and the No. 34 player in Texas. So, there’s that.
Check out Bethley’s hudl highlights, and welcome him to the Frog fam!