The Frogs reached into the Pacific Northwest to pull another defensive recruit, as three star linebacker Ben Wilson announced for TCU Friday. The 6’2”, 220 pound inside linebacker chose TCU over 16 other offers, including Washington, Louisville, Utah, Vanderbilt, Stanford and more.
Recruited by Chad Glasgow, Wilson - out of Sumner Senior High in Sumner, Washington - is another West Coast commit, joining Michael Onyemaobi (CA), Quazzel White (WA), and transfers Ezra Tu’ua, Alex Bush, and Christian Williams, all out of California. The Frogs can likely thanks Sonny Dykes for being turned on to some of the top talent out west.
Wilson is the sixth defensive commit in the 2018 class, and the first linebacker. With the Frogs graduating Ty Summers and Travin Howard after this year, replenishing that unit is a key component to the next several recruiting cycles. Wilson, who runs a 4.6 40 and played some running back in high school, is the perfect fit for the 4-2-5. He has exceptional speed, with fluid hips and the ability to change directions quickly. He’s not afraid to lay the lumber, but does a good job wrapping up in space as well. He also has good hands from his offensive experience, showing some deft moves once he gets his hands on the ball, and is solid rushing the passer, in coverage, and in the run game. Check out his highlights below and welcome Ben to the Frog fam!