Football things are happening!
The biggest question remaining on TCU fans’ mind and other recruiting enthusiasts was whether or not Evans would indeed make it to campus once players started arriving. Sources told HFB earlier on Monday that Evans has indeed made it to campus. Evans is expected to compete for the starting running back position this fall
Other high profile players that have made it to campus on Monday include four-star receiver Quentin Johnston, four-star offensive lineman Garrett Hayes, four-star receiver Savion Williams, four-star safety Bud Clark and four-star Michael Nichols.
Other players expected to make their arrival on campus on Monday include receivers Blake Nowell and Caleb Medford, quarterbacks Eli Williams and Stephon Brown, offensive lineman Tyler Guyton, running back Kendre Miller.
Four-star cornerback Keontae Jenkins told HFB that he will be arriving on campus later this month.
The Frogs talent at the top is as good as anyone’s.
3. Ar’Darius Washington / Sophomore / S
Ar’Darius Washington burst onto the scene in 2019 by picking off a team-high five passes. At a slight 5-8, 179 pounds, Washington’s strength is in his instinct for the ball and, as head coach Gary Patterson has praised, his love for the game. All that paid off, as he was the second-highest-rated safety in the nation in 2019, according to Pro Football Focus. Imagine what he can do with another year under his belt.
2. Garret Wallow / Senior / LB
Garret Wallow was a one-man wrecking crew in 2019, racking up 77 solo tackles. That was the third-most in the nation and 11 more than the closest Big 12 player. He’ll hopefully have more consistent help at the linebacker position in 2020. That’ll only allow Wallow to thrive more. His leadership is valued, as well — teammates seem to love him. He’s the latest in a long line of fan favorite linebackers for the Frogs.
Bud Clark is going to be a name to remember.
“We both cried yesterday.,” incoming freshman safety Bud Clark said. “He was the last one to leave my house. We’ve been best friend’s since diapers. I’m going to miss the fact that everyone supported me and stayed behind me like my mom, grandparents stepdad and everyone else,” he added.
The four star safety is the no. 13 ranked player in the state of Louisiana and no. 31 ranked safety in the country. In his senior season, Clark finished with 56 tackles, two interceptions and eight pass deflections.
TCU offered the speedy playmaker in mid-April after just a few short weeks being on their radar. Stewart says the Frogs like his ability to make plays with his speed. As a sophomore Stewart hauled in 43 passes for 757 yards with 7 touchdowns.
“They said they like how I’m a playmaker; they said I’m different from everybody else,” he said. “They like my athleticism a lot and my catch radius and stuff like that.”
Stewart grew up watching the Frogs back when the Frogs were one of the top teams in the nation in 2014 and 2015 seasons. He watched them closely when Trevone Boykin was the quarterback for the Frogs. Although he hasn’t watched much of them since Boykin left, he will start to pay closer attention to them moving forward.