TCU Football picked up another huge addition to the 2021 recruiting class Friday when former Memphis Tiger Obinna Eze declared his intentions to transfer to TCU.
Next chapter begins for me. Thank you Tiger nation@rivalsmike @TCUFootball pic.twitter.com/0Fd3K3U14v— OBINNA EZE (@MAJORBUSQUET) January 8, 2021
Eze, a 6’6 and 279 pound offensive lineman out of Nashville, arrived in Memphis as a four star prospect and top 300 player nationally. In his three years with the Tigers, he has started 25 games, including all 11 in 2020. He has been one of their best offensive linemen across his time in the program and graded out at 75.8 this past season, the best mark on the team.
Eze comes to bolster a TCU offensive line that struggled in parts of 2020 but seemed to regain its footing down the stretch. The Horned Frogs are expected to bring back veteran tackles Austin Myers and TJ Storment and have promising youngsters waiting in the wings — including Marcus Williams, Andrew Coker, and Garrett Hayes, all of whom are first or second year players.
Eze will provide immediate depth on the outside as well as competition — he isn’t coming to Fort Worth to not play, after all. For a unit that has struggled with consistency for the last three years, he’s a huge piece to add to the puzzle.
TCU Football has had an incredible offseason bringing in talented players from other program; Eze is the latest transfer in a group that includes former UCF defensive lineman Kenny Turnier and former Oklahoma QB Chandler Morris.