TCU has gotten much bigger in the trenches over the last two days with the addition of two talented, and massive human beings, in tackle Marcus Williams and now offensive guard Brannon Brown.
Brown, who hails from Helotes, TX (O’Connor High), stands 6’5” and weighs in at 295 pounds. He chose TCU over nine other offers, including Houston, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech. He has also had interest from Notre Dame, Oregon, and Washington. Brown is rated a top 25 prospect at guard in the nation, and a top 70 player overall in the state.
Brown, who had been planning to commit closer to summer, fell in love with the Frogs on a junior day visit last week, telling 247 Sports “I loved it; it really feels like home to me,” Brown said of his recent visit to TCU. “Coach (Chris) Thomsen and Coach (Sonny) Cumbie already feel like family. The whole day was getting to know Coach Thomsen. I was the only offensive lineman up there that day and it was just me, Coach Thomsen and Coach (Nick) Kelly the entire day. It was important for me. It was a real successful day.” His brother was recruited by Sonny Cumbie and Chris Thompsen were both at Texas Tech, so there was a familiarity there that helped sway the talented prospect.
The seventh commit in the class of 2019, Brown is the third offensive lineman, joining Justin Osborne and Marcus Williams. Three of the other four commits are on the defensive side of the ball, with only athlete Dee Winters having verbaled for the O. With a large senior class this spring, expect the Frogs to continue to work hard to develop what could be the best class they have signed yet.