Keontae Jenkins isn’t the biggest dude on the field; the four star corner out of Virginia Beach, VA is only 5’10”, but boy can he fly.
And we know the Horned Frogs and Gary Patterson love “speed, baby”.
After falling in love with the Frogs while watching their Alamo Bowl comeback way back in 2015, Jenkins officially joined TCU Football Wednesday, though he will take part in a signing ceremony Thursday at Frank W. Cox High School.
One of four four star recruits in the class of 2020, Jenkins is a top 300 player in the country and 19th rated player at his position. With 4.47 speed and a near-36” vertical, he reminds some of former Frog Ranthony Texada, who was an impact player for TCU from the moment he first stepped on the field. He chose the Frogs from among 24 offers, including most of the Big Ten and several ACC outfits. It was never in doubt that he would choose the Frogs, though, as he told Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram earlier this week. And he has a good reason as to why. “I like how Coach P recruits. He recruits all speed, whereas a lot of colleges recruit based on size. He recruits on speed. He doesn’t care how big you are, as long as you can ball, that’s all that matters. Jason Verrett [a 5-foot-10 corner] went in the first round, and then we’ve got Jeff Gladney, who’s another great corner. I like the defense a lot.”
You can read up on Keontae here and watch his highlights below.