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Frogs Score Major Commitment from Top Safety in Texas

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Atanza Vongor is a game-changer on defense.

Atanza Vongor at the Ill Speed Dallas event.
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#CarterBoys18 just got a whole lot better.

South Grand Prairie safety Atanza Vongor, a top 50 player nationally and the top safety in Texas, chose TCU Saturday morning over finalists Baylor and Texas, and from 20 offers overall. Vongor, who drew interest from some of the top programs in the country, including Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, and Wisconsin, as well as every major program in his home state, made it a priority to stay in Texas, narrowing his list to the three local schools.

Standing 6’1” and weighing in at 200 pounds, Vongor is the type of talent that can be an instant impact player from the time he steps foot on campus. He can effect the program in a big way in the meantime as well, as the four star talent is sure to help draw interest from other top players in the class of 2018, and he spoke upon making his announcement about how he was already in touch with multiple players he hopes to secure as future teammates.

With his elite 4.5 speed and above-average cover skills, Vongor will be able to play multiple roles in Gary Patterson’s defense, where he can match up receivers as well as help in the run game and be utilized as a blitzer. He’s a hard-hitter with a nose for the ball and a motor that doesn’t quit. The #48 ranked prospect in the Scout 300, Atanza is considered one of the top defensive prospects in Texas, and he spoke often throughout the recruiting process of how important it was for top players to stay in Texas and help elevate the local programs on the national stage.

Vongor recently shined at the The Opening Regionals in Dallas, scoring an invite to the big show in Oregon - where he will have the opportunity to network with top players from across this country. He joins guards Esteban Avila and Devin Phillips and defensive end Ochaun Mathis in the class of 2018, a unit that is currently ranked in the top 30 overall and on track to be the best signing class in TCU history.

Check out his HUDL highlights below and welcome Atanza to the Frog Fam!