TCU picked up another transfer this weekend, when former Princeton quarterback signee Wilson Long elected to walk-on with the Frogs. The addition was first reported by Horned Frog Blitz.
A former top 25 player at his position and top 100 player in the state, the three star QB out of the Regents School of Austin signed with Princeton last September as a member of the class of 2020 after being committed to Texas Tech previously. When the Ivy League elected to cancel fall sports, Long decided to look elsewhere, and found a spot in Fort Worth.
Long led Regents to an 11-2 record as a senior, finishing as state runner-up after throwing for an average of nearly 300 yards per game and throwing 40+ touchdowns. His only two losses were to Deion Sanders’s Trinity Christian teams, a powerhouse that produces D1 talent at an incredible level. The Knights averaged 40 points per game under his leadership, and went 48-5 overall with four state championship berths.
Having competed in the Elite 11, Long — who says he models his game after former Penn State QB Trace McSorley — has competed against some of the best athletes in the country despite having played at a small private school in high school. After de-committing from Tech when Kliff Kingsbury moved on, Long had interest from several Power Five programs in addition to most of the Ivy League. He’s obviously smart, he’s very talented, and TCU picks up a high-ceiling player at a position of need without needing to use a scholarship for the time being. It’s a win-win.
Long runs a 4.75 40 and squats 500 pounds — an exceptional athlete at the position. Though he stands just 6’ tall, he’s a tough kid and a fearless competitor who has a knack for extending plays and picking up yardage with his feet in addition to being able to make all the throws. His tape shows a lot of potential for success at the next level.
Long will start fall camp with the Frogs and be immediately eligible at TCU. The Frogs’ QB room has taken several hits this offseason; Long joins presumed starter Max Duggan, juco transfer Stephon Brown, freshman Eli Williams, and transfer Matthew Downing on the depth chart.