It’s the early signing period, and we’ve seen the chaos that this humble Wednesday in December brings. TCU is in the midst of a very good day, bringing in top tier talent to help propel the Frogs’ program to the next level.
And now they’ve added another beast to the mix, as Jaquaze Sorrells has signed on the dotted line.
What makes this signing interesting is that you won’t find Sorrells on any official TCU class of 2020 list.
That being said, overlooking Jaquaze Sorrells would be a mistake. He’s not technically a part of the 2020 recruiting class, but he’s one of the biggest new pieces joining the Horned Frogs in less than a month.
Sorrells was originally a part of the 2019 recruiting class, during which he was rated as a 4-star defensive tackle, and the #157 recruit for the 2019 cycle according to 247 Sports. Not to mention, he was rated the #14 defensive tackle in the class, and the #21 player from Florida - a stacked state when it comes to college football talent.
During that process Sorrells signed with South Carolina in February of this year, poised to become a Gamecock. Academics became an issue, though, and Sorrells re-examined his options. That reevaluation led to his commitment to TCU, where he’ll step on campus in January with four years to play.
Here’s what Melissa had to say about Sorrells back when he committed in November:
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.”