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TCU Recruiting 2018: Frogs appearing on some top recruits’ top school lists

Atanza Vongor
Student Sports

TCU pulled in one of their best recruiting classes ever in 2017, with the top of the class, including Shawn Robinson, Wes Harris, Jalen Reagor, and Omar Manning, being some of the highest rated recruits to step foot on campus at TCU.

While those four guys, and possibly several more from the #CarterBoys17, could have an immediate impact this fall, TCU coaches have been hard at work looking for the #CarterBoys18, trying to outdo themselves once again.

Their work seems to be paying off, as several highly-valued recruits have TCU in the “Top __.” Here are eight recruits who have already started to narrow down their schools of choice, who remain interested in TCU.

**All rankings and star ratings are from 247 Sports**

Terrace Marshall | WR | 5-stars | Bossier City, LA | Parkway HS

Key Competition: Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Auburn, Miami, UCLA, North Carolina, Oklahoma State

Sure, Marshall’s Top 12 is a long, loaded, list, but the fact that TCU is in it for the No. 3 receiver in the country (and the No. 1 player in Louisiana for the class of 2018), signals that TCU’s doing something right with Marshall.

Marshall was on campus for TCU’s junior day back in January, alongside teammate and quarterback Justin Rogers.

While others have said Marshall now holds a Top 3 that excludes TCU (LSU, A&M, Texas), let’s wait and hear from Marshall himself before writing off the elite receiver.

Justin Rogers | QB | 4-stars | Bossier City, LA | Parkway HS

Key Competition: LSU, Oregon, Tennessee, North Carolina, Louisville, Harvard

Rogers is TCU’s top quarterback target in this cycle, and he apparently really likes the Frogs in return. Rated as the No. 11 Dual-Threat QB in this class, and the No. 9 recruit in Louisiana, Rogers would be a massive addition to the Frogs.

It’s interesting to see LSU on his Top 7 list, as he tweeted about a month ago that he would not be staying in-state. Of course, things change, and it seems like he’s deleted the tweet, but if that’s the case, then TCU could very well be the front runner for Rogers’ services.

Atanza Vongor | S | 4-stars | Grand Prairie, TX | South Grand Prairie HS

Key Competition: Texas, Baylor

Vongor could very well be the next commit to TCU’s 2018 recruiting class, if you believe the 247 Sports Crystal Ball predictions. All six predictions have the No. 14 safety in the 2018 class going to the Frogs.

Vongor made his way to campus back in January, for a Junior Day, and has had a long relationship with TCU’s coaching staff. It also helps that he’s former teammates with current Frog Jaelan Austin.

Vongor, rated as the No. 16 player in the state of Texas, makes his decision on Saturday, March 11th.

Brennan Eagles | WR | 4-stars | Houston, TX | Alief Taylor HS

Key Competition: Ohio State, Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida State, Florida, UCLA, USC, Georgia

Eagles is the No. 5 player in the state of Texas, and the No. 7 receiver for the class of 2018. On top of that, he’s rated as the No. 41 recruit for 2018, making him one of the most coveted receivers in this class.

Eagles was in attendance for TCU’s February 18th junior day, and he currently has the Frogs in his Top 10. Looking at the competition, it seems as if this will be an uphill battle for the Frogs, but they’re in it nonetheless.

D’Shawn Jamison | CB | 4-stars | Houston, TX | Lamar HS

Key Competition: Texas, Michigan, USC, Tennessee, Florida, Penn State, Missouri, Ole Miss, Duke

Jamison is an interesting prospect with an absolutely loaded offer list. The 18th ranked player from Texas, and the No. 20 corner in the country, holds 23 offers from some of the biggest football schools in the country.

However, if Jamison wants to stay in-state, it appears it’ll be a two-horse race for his services between Texas and TCU. The Frogs have been on him for a long time, and he’s held his TCU offer since June of 2016.

Chasen Hines | OG | 4-stars | Marshall, TX | Marshall HS

Key Competition: LSU, OU, Texas, Texas A&M

Hines is the No. 17 OG in this class, and the No. 33 player in the state of Texas. He’s already 340 pounds, and absolutely mauls opposing linemen. If TCU is wanting to get bigger along the offensive line, Hines is the way to go.

Hines has yet to announce a commit date, but it looks like Texas is going to be the team to beat for Hines’ services.

Patrick Fields | S | 3-stars | Tulsa, OK | Union HS

Key Competition: Oklahoma, Texas

Fields is a big safety prospect, standing at 6-0, 190 pounds, and he’s rated as the No. 9 player in the state of Oklahoma. He’d be a great addition to TCU’s class, but it might be tough to pry the native Oklahoman away from the Sooners.

Bralen Taylor | TE | 3-stars | Cuero, TX | Cuero HS

Key Competition: Oregon, Baylor, Miami, Nebraska, Houston

Taylor is a Top 100 player in the state of Texas (No. 82), and the No. 22 tight end in the class. Standing at 6-7, 221 pounds, Taylor presents a massive, but mobile target. While TCU hasn’t utilized tight ends much in the past, there’s a chance we see more from that position now that Sonny Cumbie is at the helm of the offense.