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TCU News: Karter Johnson sold on Frogs

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He grew up in Big Ten country, but Ohio native sold on TCU after Frogs included mom in pitch | The Star-Telegram

Karter’s mom is a significant player in his life, and Coach Fitch knew that going in. This is a solid interview with one of the biggest (literally and figuratively) commits to TCU’s 2019 recruiting class.

“Coach Fitch didn’t offer just me, he made sure my mom was on the phone as well,” Johnson said. “That was the difference for me.”

Johnson’s mother, Kristina Newman, raised Karter and his younger brother, Elijah, in a single-parent home. It’s a close-knit family – Karter’s first name is spelled with a ‘K’ instead of a ‘C’ because his mom’s name starts with a ‘K’ – and TCU prides itself on being a family-like program.

Early signing day is one week away. How TCU’s class looks so far. | The Star-Telegram

TCU has 21 commits for the 2019 class. Here’s a rundown.

Gary Patterson and his staff have built a class that ranks No. 32 in the country and No. 3 in the Big 12, according to 247Sports. The Frogs landed their latest commits on Tuesday with JUCO WR Mikel Barkley and Fork Union Military Academy safety Millard Bradford committing to the program.

7 days until signing day: TCU’s 2019 early-period signees | 247 Sports

Here’s a list of all the commits that plan to sign during the early signing period next week.

Many will be signing early for the simple fact that they plan to be on TCU’s campus in January. With over twenty commits in the fold, the Frogs have landed several position needs and look to add over a handful more before all is said and done. At the moment the class is ranked No. 32 in the nation and No. 3 in the Big 12 according to the 247Sports composite rankings. In the class so far, nine players are offensive players with twelve expected to play on the defensive side of the ball.