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Early signing period primer: TCU’s 2020 recruiting class, names to watch, etc.

Let’s get ready to sign some ‘roots!

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We’re one day away from a glorious three day period, one that will surely give every fanbase at least a glimmer of hope for the future of their football programs. When it comes to TCU, Frog fans have plenty to get excited about with the 2020 recruiting class. They’ll start making things official during the early signing period starting Wednesday.

First and foremost, here’s where the class stands heading into the signing period.

2020 TCU Commits

Commit Pos. Stars Size Hometown Rank Other Offers
Commit Pos. Stars Size Hometown Rank Other Offers
Quentin Johnston WR **** 6-4, 180 Temple, TX #69 overall, #13 WR, #9 in TX Texas, Virginia Tech, Baylor, OU, Notre Dame, and others
Garrett Hayes OT **** 6-5, 292 Athens, TX #74 overall, #10 OT, #12 in TX OU, LSU, Texas A&M, Florida State, Oregon, and others
Patrick Jenkins DT **** 6-2, 285 Marrero, LA #253 overall, #25 DT, #10 in LA LSU, Texas A&M, Missouri, Tennessee, Arizona, and others
Keontae Jenkins CB **** 5-10, 160 Virginia Beach, VA #270 overall, #19 CB, #5 in VA LSU, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, Michigan, and others
Danny Gray (JUCO) WR *** 6-1, 180 Dallas, TX #15 overall, #3 WR, #4 in TX Ole Miss, Florida State, Utah, Auburn, Baylor and others
Michael Nichols OT *** 6-4, 255 Justin, TX #427 overall, #35 OT, #58 in TX Baylor, SMU and others
Altrique Barlow OG *** 6-3, 356 Virginia Beach, VA #620 overall, #29 OG, #16 in VA Virginia Tech, Auburn and others
Dominic Richardson RB *** 6-0, 205 Oklahoma City, OK #687 overall, #52 RB, #8 in OK Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Colorado, Iowa State and others
Brandon Coleman (JUCO) OT *** 6-6, 320 Denton, TX #46 overall, #7 OT, #7 in TX Florida State, Missouri, Iowa State and others
Tyler Bailey OC *** 6-4, 280 Edinburgh, TX #706 overall, #16 OC, #94 in TX LSU, USC, Oregon, Oklahoma State, Missouri and others
Jimmy Holiday ATH *** 6-0, 185 Madison, MS #789 overall, #46 ATH, #24 in MS Tennessee, Florida State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska and others
Eli Williams QB (DUAL) *** 6-3.5, 218 Sapulpa, OK #798 overall, #24 QB, #11 in OK Texas Tech, Kansas State and others
Caleb Medford WR *** 6-2.5, 190 Henderson, TX #833 overall, #127 WR, #106 in TX Virginia, Ole Miss, Baylor, Purdue, Arkansas and others
Blake Nowell WR *** 6-4, 180 Ardmore, OK #153 WR, #14 in OK Minnesota, Iowa State, Kansas State, Navy, Army and others

The Frogs currently have 14 commits, having added 4-star receiver Quentin Johnston late Monday night after flipping him from Texas. It appears as if most of them will sign over the course of the next few days, but undoubtedly a few will wait until February, and a few folks not committed have a chance to sign. There’s also a chance one or two current commits wind up somewhere else.

Here are a few names to keep on your radar over the next 24-48 hours.

Bud Clark | S | 4-stars | Alexandria, LA

Rankings: #325 overall | #31 S | #13 in LA

Clark is currently committed to Virginia - and has been since April - but all the smoke surrounding him is that TCU is still very much in the hunt. He would be a massive addition, considering TCU is losing Innis Gaines, Vernon Scott, and Keenan Reed to graduation this year. Adding Clark to the mix with Trevon Moehrig, Ar’Darius Washington, Nook Bradford, Josh Foster and Atanza Vongor would be huge for the Frogs.

Other offers: Virginia, LSU, Ole Miss, Colorado and others

Chance Bud Clark becomes a Frog: 85%

Alec Bryant | DE | 4-stars | Pearland, TX

Rankings: #328 overall | #14 DE | #48 in TX

The Frogs are probably outside looking in on the Bryant sweepstakes, but one can hold out hope. The longtime LSU commit backed away from the Tigers in late November, but could be an immediate contributor for a bunch of schools. Based on his Twitter profile, Virginia Tech seems to be the favorite for his services.

Other offers: Virginia Tech, USC, Oklahoma and others

Chance Alec Bryant becomes a Frog: 10%

Chandler Morris | QB | 4-stars | Highland Park, TX

Rankings: #353 overall | #14 QB | #52 in TX

The Arkansas commit backed away from the Razorbacks when they fired his dad, former head coach Chad Morris. Since his decommitment it has been a two horse race between the Frogs and Sooners for his services, but the elder Morris’ recent hiring at Auburn may put the Tigers in play.

Other offers: Oklahoma, Auburn, Virginia Tech, USC and others

Chance Chandler Morris becomes a Frog: 25%

Corey Wren | ATH | 3-stars | New Orleans, LA

Rankings: #531 overall | #25 ATH | #21 in LA

Wren is cut from the same cloth as KaVontae Turpin and Taye Barber, in that he is a smaller, insanely athletic receiver - a.k.a. the type of receiver that has found success at TCU in recent seasons. The Louisiana native recently decommitted from Georgia, and has TCU on his radar. It looks like Arizona State and Maryland will be the biggest competition for his services.

Other offers: Arizona State, Maryland, Houston, Florida State, Tennessee and others

Chance Corey Wren becomes a Frog: 25%

Brandon Frazier | TE | 3-stars | McKinney, TX

Rankings: #614 overall | #24 TE | #80 in TX

TCU fans saw tight end production skyrocket in the 2019 season with the emergence of Pro Wells as one of the leading pass-catchers on the team. Frazier is three inches taller (!) than Wells, at 6-foot-7, and could help create a steady rotation of big targets for Max Duggan. Frazier holds close to 30 offers, so competition for his services is fierce.

Other offers: Texas Tech, Alabama, LSU, Virginia Tech, USC, Baylor, Florida State and others

Chance Brandon Frazier becomes a Frog: 30%

Khari Coleman | DE | 3-stars | New Orleans, LA

Rankings: #659 overall | #27 DE | #26 in LA

Coleman is currently committed to Kansas, but that hasn’t stopped the Frogs from pushing for him to flip. The Louisiana native could following the footsteps of other underrated Bayou defensive linemen to step foot on campus.

Other offers: Kansas, Tennessee, West Virginia and others

Chance Khari Coleman becomes a Frog: 70%

Jamoi Hodge | JUCO | LB | 3-stars | Independence C.C.

Rankings: #85 overall | #5 OLB | #20 in KS

TCU needs another veteran linebacker in the fold as the only three upperclassmen heading into 2020 are Garret Wallow (senior), LaKendric Van Zandt (junior) and Ben Wilson (junior). With Van Zandt primed to potentially split time at safety and Wilson’s lack of consistent reps, Hodge is a big remaining target for the Frogs.

Other offers: Nebraska, Louisville, Arizona, SMU and others

Chance Jamoi Hodge becomes a Frog: 80%