The Frogs don’t have to release test results, but appear prepared to handle and positive tests.
TCU is doing its best to keep the players in a “bubble” during this time. Every player was given a sanitization packet. Workouts are being done in small groups and at specific times. Players who are living on campus are being given individual rooms. Players who live off campus are being encouraged to follow stay-at-home measures.
It’s easier said than done, of course, with players needing to go to the grocery store or getting something to eat.
“There’s a lot of personal responsibility that comes with this,” Donati said. “We expect when they’re in public that they’re social distancing. They’re required to wear face coverings when they’re in close contact and in close proximity on campus. We’ve done a lot of education to that end and our expectation that they follow those rules and guidelines.”
TCU’s rep for sending linemen to the pros is paying dividends on the recruiting trail.
“I don’t know much, but I’ll never forget that come back they had against Oregon,” he said. “I’ve just always watched their games.”
TCU has become known as a program that sends their offensive linemen to the next level. Currently there are 11 former Frog offensive linemen on NFL rosters including seven tackles. The history the Frogs have at developing linemen is something that has caught Belton’s attention.
“That’s also something I always notice; they have players in the draft,” Belton said. “They’ve mentioned how they program is ran.”
This is a GP kind of kid.
An intriguing name that I would keep an eye on is Frisco Reedy safety/linebacker Zion Washington. If there is a recruit that had his recruitment hurt by COVID-19, it’s Washington. Washington played receiver last year and this was going to be his first year to play defense. With no college recruiters able to visit his school or prospects visit college campuses for camps, Washington is likely going to be one of those recruits people talk more heavily about in the fall. He’s got great size at 6-foot-2, 200-pounds and can run; he looked really good at the camp I was at today. He was very impressive to every media member that was present and it wouldn’t shock me if his name starts circulating much more.
This is an on-going investigation.
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