Wednesday, February 1, 2012

LOIs trickling in

No need to wait until this afternoon's press conference to find out which kids have turned their verbal commitments into binding, written agreements to play football at TCU. Mark Cohen, the athletic department's director of media relations, is keeping us up to date via his twitter feed.

Confirmed as officially signed by TCU:

-LaDarius Anthony
-Austin Aune
-Gerren Ballard
-Josh Carraway (will on him coming later today)
-BJ Catalon
-Chad Childs
-Aviante Collins
-Keivon Gamble
-Griffin Gilbert
-Deante' Gray
-Devonte Fields
-AJ Hilliard
-Joey Hunt
-Zach Jackson
-Derrick Kindred
-Terrell Lathan
-Kolby Listenbee
-Tyler Matthews
-James McFarland
-Jordan Moore
-Jaden Oberkrom
-Ethan Perry
-Halapoulivaati Vaitai

...which means we're still waiting on official confirmation for:

-Ricky Collins

I'll try to keep this updated for those of you that don't do the whole twitter thing.


Chet Steadman said...

Devonte Fields has signed

Lyle Lanley said...

I saw that elsewhere, too. For the sake of not stealing premium content from purplemenace, though, I'm only going to update this post when I hear it straight from TCU/Mark Cohen.

I think we're just waiting on two guys now.

EdK said...

I'm not sure what this says about Rivals or any of the rating groups about high-school players, but it says something.

Moore was a three-star DB, but unranked nationally and in Georgia, yet USC, Ohio State and Auburn (among others) all wanted him!

Welcome to TCU!

Lyle Lanley said...

Fields & Kindred are now official per Cohen's twitter feed, and a host of others are according to

Cowtown Food Junkie said...

Not sure the Rivals guys did much of an evaluation on Moore because he was such a late bloomer. ESPN has an evaluation from November and rates him as a 4-star and #15 safety in the country. If he'd played defense earlier in his career I think he would have been a 5-star. The term "freak" gets thrown around a lot when talking about athletically gifted recruits but really applies to this kid. I haven't heard of many 6'3", 210 pound safeties who run a 4.37 in the forty. Probably will need a year to learn the nuances of the position at the college level, but he can hit like a freight train.