Following the commitment of Chald Hedlund on July 27th, the TCU coaching staff turned their attention to the task at hand: repeating as Mountain West Champs and getting back to the BCS. The Recruiting Class of 2011 remained at 16 members for about two and a half months before #17 joined up: Del City, Oklahoma offensive lineman Jamelle Naff.
For those of you that have been paying attention, you'll recognize that Naff is a high school teammate of fellow future Frog Chazten Gonzales. The Del City duo are the third set of high school teammates in this class, along with Cameron White & David Porter of DeSoto and David Bush & Chris Hackett of Tyler John Tyler.
TCU has taken in some offensive linemen in the past that you could classify as 'projects' based on their need to add some bulk to their frame. Naff...is not one of those. At 6'4" 311 lbs, he's big enough for the college game right now. His 71 pancake blocks as a senior helped him earn All-State honors in Oklahoma, as well as scholarship offers from multiple Pac 10 and Big 12 schools. Rivals ranks him as the #21 offensive guard in the country and the #4 overall player in Oklahoma. So much for recruiting across the Red River being a one-way operation!
I couldn't find a free highlight video of Naff, but I did find an interview with him that you can watch by clicking HERE.