The Frogs got another stud on the defensive side of the ball today when Houston MacArthur linebacker Jacoby Simpson made it official.
The three star talent out of H Town inked on National Signing Day after committing to the Frogs on Monday. Simpson chose TCU over 14 other offers, over Arizona State, Texas Tech, Arkansas, and his hometown Cougars. He took an official visit to Texas A&M just three days before verballing to the Frogs.
At 6’0” and 225 pounds, Simpson has good size for his position in the 4-2-5, and has a chance to make an impact sooner rather than later as the Frogs lose quite a bit of production at the linebacker position with the graduation of Travin Howard and Sammy Douglas. The opportunity to play early, as well as learn from one of the great defensive minds and talent developers in college football was a big factor in his choice, as was the ‘fit’ with TCU in general, as he told 247’s Jeremy Clark.
“They had everything I was looking for. I felt like I fit in socially, athletically and mentally,” Simpson said of his decision.
The #26 rated ILB in the country, Simpson is a big hitter with great instincts and a nose for the ball. He’s a playmaker in the middle of the defense and has a chance to be special for the Frogs. Put him alongside Ben Wilson and it’s the makings of a dynamic duo.