clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Get to Know the Early Enrollees: National Signing Day 2017

Two players have made their way to campus already, and will participate in spring practice.

The Frogs welcomed a pair of players to campus prior to National Signing Day, as DeSoto quarterback Shawn Robinson and Aledo offensive lineman Wes Harris began classes at TCU in January. As we look forward to welcoming several players that will begin their careers in August, let’s take a look at the guys already here.

Shawn Robinson: QB (DeSoto)

The four star state champion QB comes to TCU with a world of promise on his shoulders, as the heir apparent to Trevone Boykin and Kenny Hill is one of the most highly anticipated players to come to Fort Worth in the Gary Patterson era.

Robinson, who built an exceptional relationship with Sonny Cumbie throughout the recruiting process, committed in June of 2015 and never wavered, despite facing a full court press of Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, USC, Michigan, and more. Shawn threw for over 3,000 yards in his senior year, and ran for another 1,400+, while accounting for 47 total touchdowns in an undefeated season.

Many fans hope that the true freshman will compete, or even unseat, rising senior Kenny Hill, but it’s expected he will redshirt - which he has said he believes may be best for all involved parties. Regardless, the future is bright with Robinson and the slew of incoming, talented, pass-catchers.

Wes Harris (OL) Aledo

Harris is a big man who has been huge as a recruiter for the Frogs, working to build the #CarterBoys17 class from the day he committed back in May of 2015. Wes has a lot to do with encouraging Shawn Robinson to join the fold, as the two became close friends through the process, to the point that Wes’ mom refers to Shawn as her son.

Harris brings exceptional size and smarts to TCU, where he will plant his 6’4”, 290 pound frame on the offensive line, potentially as early as next year. With the extra semester under his belt to get stronger, and the uncertainty along the trenches, there will be opportunity for him to compete there this spring. Harris had eight offers, including Cal, Mizzou, and Texas Tech, and would have likely had more had he not been so firm to TCU from his commitment on. He is a great get for the Frogs, as he will be a game changer on the field and also bring outstanding leadership ability to the team and locker room.

Wes is a four star prospect who has experience on both the offensive and defensive lines, but projects at guard for the Frogs - though it’s not inconceivable he could move to center depending on team needs.

Harris and Robinson form a formidable one-two punch on offense, and are the cornerstones of a hugely significant class for TCU. They will be fun to watch for their time on campus, and have aspirations to bring home some serious hardware for the Frogs.