A day after losing one of the top recruits in TCU Football history, the Frogs got some good news when it comes to the future in the form of a commitment from four star defensive tackle Jaquaze Sorrells.
Sorrells, a class of 2019 graduate out of Orlando, FL, committed to South Carolina earlier this year, on signing day in February. Academic questions delayed his enrollment, and while he intended to begin his career at SC in January, the delay allowed him to reexamine his options.
That ultimately led to him de-committing from the Gamecocks and pledging to TCU.
At 6’2” and 310 pounds, Sorrells is a picture perfect DT, but athletic enough to play on the edge as well. As a senior, he made 36 tackles — including eight for loss — and had two sacks and an interception. He was a top 15 DT, a top 25 player out of Florida, and a top 160 player overall, according to 247 Sports. He held 23 offers, including Clemson, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Texas A&M, and Oregon.
This dude can straight up ball.
Having never officially enrolled at South Carolina, Sorrells will be eligible to join TCU Football in January, and will have four years of eligibility remaining. His signingHe will likely be counted on to be an early impact player, with Ross Blacklock almost certain to enter the NFL Draft, and the possibility that his DT running mate Corey Bethley could join him. Apart from those two juniors, every other defensive tackle on the roster is either a freshman or sophomore. This is a young, albeit promising, group, and bringing in a top talent like Sorrells can only help on the field and in the film room.
An Under Armour All-American, Sorrells was a big get for USC back when he initially committed. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp said of the player, “he has a tremendous work ethic. A very explosive young man. He’s athletic enough to play on the edge, he can play inside.”
He will be showcasing those talents for Gary Patterson TCU next fall.
Welcome to the Frog fam, Jaquaze!