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Checking in on #CarterBoys19: 5 commits, 10 names to watch

The ink is barely dry on the class of 2018, but TCU’s coaches are on their way to putting together a great 2019 class.

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The Frogs just hauled in a Top 25 recruiting class with #CarterBoys18, and now that 22 new Frogs have been added to the fold, we can turn our attention to the next round of ‘crootin’.

2019 is off to a fast start for the Frogs, with five commits already in the fold.

Justin Osborne | OT | 3-stars | No. 52 in FL, No. 41 OT - Osborne is already huge as a junior, standing at 6’4”, 275 pounds, and he goes to IMG Academy, a school that’s been pumping out collegiate talent for years. Recruited by OL coach Chris Thomsen, Osborne is a huge addition to to the class of 2019. He also holds offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Michigan, Arkansas, and several others.

Dee Winters | ATH | 3-stars | No. 57 in TX, No. 51 ATH - Winters, a 6’1” receiver from Burton, TX, is a big body with great speed, fitting the mold of the type of receiver TCU has been pursuing for a few years now. He also holds offers from Texas Tech, Northwestern, and Houston, and it’s possible we’re about to see his recruitment blow up.

William Jones | CB | 3-stars | No. 60 in TX, No. 45 CB - Jones is a phenomenal returner, with great speed and quickness, and his 5’10” frame looks like the prototypical TCU cornerback. Jones has just one other offer, from Houston (which he got a few weeks after committing to TCU), but he’s another guy who could see his recruiting take off once his senior season gets under way.

Wyatt Harris | LB | 3-stars | No. 97 in TX, No. 57 OLB - The Aledo native seems like he had been on a collision course with TCU for a while now, considering both of his older brothers are already wearing purple for the Frogs. Harris is the only of the three brothers to not play along the offensive line, but he’s still got an imposing frame, standing at 6’3”, 220 pounds as a junior.

Donavann Collins | CB | 3-stars | No. 116 in TX, No. 81 CB - Collins is the OG commit for the 2019 class, pledging to the Frogs back in early August 2017. He holds offers from Illinois, Memphis, SMU, and Louisiana Tech. He’d probably have a few more already if he wasn’t so locked in to TCU.

It’s a fantastic start to the 2019 class, addressing needs in the secondary and adding a big body on the offensive line, but it’s still just a start. It’s a long, long way to the early signing period in 2018, but it’s never too early to start keeping an eye on more potential Frogs. Here are ten more names to keep an eye on.

Garrett Wilson | WR | 4-stars | No. 91 Overall, No. 10 in TX, No. 18 WR - One of the most sought after receivers in the country, Wilson holds offers from close to 30 offers, including Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Oregon, Notre Dame, Florida State, and Georgia. The Austin native recently visited TCU’s campus, with several other 2019 recruits.

NaNa Osafo-Mensah | DE | 4-stars | No. 97 Overall, No. 13 in TX, No. 6 DE - The Fort Worth resident hails from Nolan Catholic, and he’s got 20+ offers, including from Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA, Texas A&M, Georgia, Florida, and Oregon.

Marcel Brooks | LB | 4-stars | No. 109 Overall, No. 15 in TX, No. 7 LB - Brooks, from Flower Mound, is one of the elite linebackers in this class, and TCU is on his radar. He also holds offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Oklahoma, Clemson, LSU, Texas, and Texas A&M.

Dylan Wright | WR | 4-stars | No. 182 Overall, No. 22 in TX, No. 34 WR - Wright, from Mesquite, is another big receiver who would look fantastic on Saturdays at The Carter. He visited TCU recently, and appeared to have a fantastic time. He also holds offers from Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State, and a handful of others.

Hunter Spears | DT | 4-stars | No. 245 Overall, No. 30 in TX, No. 15 DT - Spears went on a visit to TCU recently, and apparently really enjoyed his visit. He’s a huge body already, at 6’4”, 280 pounds. After the Frogs didn’t take any defensive tackles in the 2018 class, you can bet that Spears, and probably several other DTs, are going to be points of emphasis for the Frogs in this cycle. He also holds offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Texas Tech, and several others.

Tamauzia Brown | ATH | 4-stars | No. 286 Overall, No. 36 in TX, No. 24 ATH - Brown was on campus recently, as the Frogs work on their relationship with the monster athlete. He also holds offers from Baylor, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and Missouri, among others.

Taisun Phommachanh | QB | 4-stars | No. 312 Overall, No. 1 in CT, No. 8 Dual-Threat QB - He’s the name-game champ for the recruiting class of 2019, hands down, and since he received his TCU offer he’s gotten offers from Penn State and Florida State. Michigan also has an offer out to the top recruit from Connecticut. The Frogs have two players from Connecticut on their roster in Lucas Niang, and Penn transfer Michael Collins, both from New Canaan (19 miles from Phommachanh’s Bridgeport, CT).

Tiawan Mullen | CB | 3-stars | No. 81 in FL, No. 55 CB - Mullen is the younger brother of Clemson’s Trayvon Mullen, who was considering TCU down to the final stretch of his recruitment. Right now Tiawan has a 100% Crystal Ball to TCU (just one prediction), and he’s holding offers from Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, and Ole Miss as well as several others.

Brannon Brown | OG | 3-stars | No. 59 in TX, No. 20 OG - The Helotes native holds offers from Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and Houston, but right now it appears as if TCU leads for his services.

Colt Ellison | DE | 3-stars | No. 63 in TX, No. 35 DE - Ellison is the teammate of current TCU commit Wyatt Harris, and visited TCU with him a few weeks ago, prior to Harris’ commitment. He also holds offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Penn State, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech, among others.