TCU Football got some good news Thursday, when it was reported by Jeremy Clark of 247 Sports that four star linebacker recruit Dylan Jordan would be joining the Horned Frogs this season, as opposed to enrolling in a junior college for two years as a non-qualifier, as previously expected.
Jordan, one of the top players in the state of Kansas, chose TCU over offers from Nebraska, Utah, Auburn, and more - a crucial signing for Gary Patterson in lieu of the lack of linebacker depth on the team this year.
At 6’3” and 215 pounds, Jordan looks the part of a guy ready to contribute immediately, and could find himself on the two-deep with a solid fall camp. One of five linebackers signed in the class of 2019, he was the highest rated at the 14th ranked OLB in the country - and a top 200 player overall.
With Garret Wallow and Montrel Wilson set to start, Jordan will compete with Ben Wilson and DeMauryon Holmes for PT out of the gate. He could also be a candidate to play on special teams if he isn’t redshirted. With Montrel’s injury history and Wallow’s versatility, having a big-bodied linebacker in the chute is critical for Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs.
Credit goes to the young player for taking care of business in the classroom and working this summer to make sure he would be eligible. His name had stayed on the roster all summer, giving TCU fans hope he might make it to campus after all. He made it official in a text to Horned Frog Blitz:
“Just to clear the air, I will be attending and playing at TCU this fall! I’ve really been getting at it! I’m extremely relieved knowing there isn’t another couple years of school before I have a shot at being on a Big 12 field! I’m even more excited to get working with my Frog family and bringing a Big 12 championship home to Fort Worth over the next couple seasons!”
The Frogs open fall camp on August 1st, with the first practice being held a day later. The first game of the year is against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on August 31st at 7:30pm.