While the TCU coaching staff was guiding the team through a second consecutive 12-0 regular season, their progress in building the recruiting class of 2011 slowed a bit. They did seem interested enough, however, to find some future warriors of the trenches during the season. Following Jamelle Naff's commitment on October 9th, they again looked up north to find a big man in Oklahoma City Millwood defensive tackle Davion Pearson.
If the Horned Frogs fulfill their massive potential as a program over the next couple of years, you'll have to remember that Pierson was the first player to commit to TCU following the announcement that the school would be moving to the Big East- he pledged to TCU just a day after the shift was made public.
He also filled a major area of need- defensive tackle. Knowing that Cory Grant and Kelly Griffin would be graduating, Patterson & his staff really needed to find some big guys to help plug holes once #57 and #69 were gone. Pierson, at 6'2" 298lbs, definitely fits that bill. Rivals has him listed as the #24 overall player in Oklahoma, where he helped lead Millwood to a 13-1 record this past fall.
As usual, you're probably skimming over what I'm writing here and just skipping straight to the highlight video, so here you go: