It was a great Monday for Gary Patterson and TCU Football, as two of the top players out of Oklahoma committed to #CarterBoys2020.
Eli Williams is a top ten player out of the Sooner State and one of the more intriguing QB prospects in the class of 2020. At 6’3.5” and 218 pounds, the athletic Williams is one of the top dual-threat signal callers in the country and an spark plug in any offense. After leading Sapulpa High School to the playoffs as a junior with a 22 touchdown season, his recruiting interest picked up. Williams threw for nearly 1,300 yards and rushed for almost a thousand more, earning offers from Kansas State, Texas Tech, UNT, and more.
Though not the highest-rated player in the class, he has a chance to be one of the most dynamic; Williams may be a developmental prospect as a thrower, but can be an impact player in a role right away - though recruited as a QB by the Frogs, he could also see time as a defensive end or tight end. Though, as Williams told Horned Frog Blitz, they seem committed to letting him start behind center. “They’re recruiting me at quarterback,” he said. “They said I really fit their system and I’m an athletic quarterback and they really like that for their system. They don’t really like pocket passers.”
On the same day Williams committed, so did another top Oklahoma prospect - running back Dominic Richardson. Richardson plays his high school ball at Bishop McGuiness, where the 6’1”, 210 pound powerhouse has been lighting up the competition. After rushing for 2,100 yards and 26 touchdowns during an injured-shortened sophomore campaign, Richardson bounced back for a junior year that saw him average 7.9 yards per carry on his way to 1,400 yards and 19 scores. A three star prospect, he chose TCU from among 11 offers, including Arkansas, Iowa State, Missouri, and Nebraska.
The Oklahoma duo brings the class of 2020 to six, with four offensive players and two on D. They join WR Caleb Medford and Altrique Barlow as May commits. The Frogs have taken a quarterback in each of the last five cycles, and could add a second in this year’s group. Though it’s a loaded QB room, it’s one light on experience, something Sonny Cumbie and co will be looking to avoid in the future.
With what is expected to be a smallish class starting to fill up, we could hear more good news in short order. So far, it’s a loaded group full of talent at key positions of need.