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Compiling a recruiting class that ranks 49th nationally - and eighth in the Big 12 - according to the 247Sports Composite, Gary Patterson and his staff currently have 11 commits in their 2020 class.
Led by three receivers, three offensive linemen, a quarterback and a running back, the majority of the focus has been on the offensive side of the football on the recruiting trail.
Thanks in large part to cornerbacks coach Jeremy Modkins, TCU has been able to secure some quality players on defense, too. Defensive end James Sylvester and cornerback Keontae Jenkins are both four-star recruits and are the program’s two highest-rated commits in the class.
This class is behind the 2019 cycle in both size and rating. It was expected that this class would be on the smaller side, but there are a couple of names still worth keeping an eye on.
A top-80 wide receiver per the Composite, Kaleb Long is a three-star from Chamberlain High School in Tampa, FL. Holding a reported 23 offers, it looks like TCU and Ole Miss have separated themselves in his recruitment.
The Rebels offered Long on March 18 and the Horned Frogs followed nearly a month later, extending their offer on April 10. A couple of in-state powers - Florida State and Miami - have entered the picture since April. Time will tell if the schools closer to home can be held off.
At 6-foot-5, 178 pounds, Long has very intriguing size and it is easy to picture him as a threat on the outside in Sonny Cumbie and Curtis Luper’s offense.
Another prospect to monitor is three-star cornerback Daryl Porter. A product of American Heritage High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Porter is still considering a number of schools.
In addition to TCU, he has shown interest in Minnesota, Ole Miss, Utah and West Virginia.
Posting a 4.58 forty yard dash at The Opening Regional in February, Porter has flashed speed that shows the potential of a lock down player on the outside of Patterson and defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Chad Glasgow’s system.
Sealing the deal with either one of these two would represent the Horned Frogs’ first foray into Florida in 2020. Five of their 11 commits hail from Texas, with three coming from Oklahoma, two from Virginia and one from Mississippi.
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