Carter Boys 18 is on fire yet again, adding an exciting offensive piece to the puzzle in the form of three star all-purpose back Ta’Zhawn Henry out of Lamar (Houston, TX). Joined by a herd of family and friends, Henry committed to the Frogs live on Houston’s ABC 13 news:
Henry had 24 offers, including Big 12 rivals Baylor, Kansas, and Kansas State, as well as Houston, Colorado, Cal, and Boise State. He narrowed his list to a final two of TCU and Iowa State before ultimately choosing the Frogs. He could easily see his rankings rise with a big senior year, as well.
The 17th commitment in the class of 2018, Ta’Zhawn joins Taye Barber as do-it-all players for Gary Patterson and offensive gurus Sonny Cumbie and Curtis Luper. At 5’8” and 175 pounds, he isn’t the biggest guy on the field, but he is super quick in space (4.05 shuttle) and has an impressive 31.9” vertical. He doesn’t possess the blazing speed of Barber or KaVontae Turpin, but he’s tough to bring down in the open field and can squeeze through the smallest of openings at the line. He has great vision, can cut on a dime, and on film, appears to be one of those players that’s faster in pads. Having averaged over eight yards a carry in high school and 9.5 per reception, he can eat up a lot of green with the ball in his hands. With 40 total scores across two seasons, it’s obvious he has a nose for the end zone as well. In fact, he reminds me a little of Shaun Nixon, and could see time in a similar role - out of the backfield or split out in the slot.
In the video below, dude leaps over two defenders, a move that drew the attention of another running back known for hurdling would-be tacklers:
Henry is the sixth offensive player in the class, and moves TCU’s class of 2018 into the top twenty nationally. They are currently ranked third in the Big 12, trailing Texas and OU. Check out his highlights below and give a big welcome to Ta’Zhawn, the newest member of the #FrogFam!