TCU In Pursuit of Rockdale LB

Rockdale, Texas linebacker James David is one of the top linebacker prospects in the country.

TCU signed three linebackers as part of their 2013 class a week ago but with only two scholarship players currently on the roster, the position will again be in high demand for their 2014 class.

The Frogs have a few targets on their radar and one player in particular that is high on their list is Rockdale's James David. Entering his fourth year as a starter for Rockdale, David is considered as one of the top linebacker prospects in the entire country. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder is currently rated as the No. 18 middle linebacker prospect in the nation according to FOX Sports NEXT.

Oklahoma was the first program to offer the standout linebacker prior to his junior season. He added Baylor and Washington a few months after. Oklahoma State and TCU are the most recent offers for David.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson visited Rockdale himself to catch a glimpse of David. According to David, the offered happened shortly after the visit.

"When they offered me the head coach came down with the other coach," he said of TCU."There have been a lot of coaches that have come down. Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, TCU and I think Alabama did too."

With TCU as his latest offer, David says he has a little familiarity with the program, particularly their reputation for playing good defense under Patterson.

"All I know is that they have a good defense and in the past two or three years they've had a really good defense," David said.

David attended a junior day at Oklahoma State a few weeks ago and has invites to several others. While he fully admits he'd like to see as many campuses he can, the only problem is finding transportation to each one.

"I have an invite to Texas and TCU junior days," he said. "I don't know if I'm going to Texas or TCU. It all depends if I have a ride. I'd like to go to all junior days but I just don't have a ride sometimes."

Although it's still early in the process, one school has already started to stand out to David; Oklahoma State. While the Cowboys appear to be sitting pretty at the moment thanks to the coaching staff and facilities, David isn't ready to make a decision and still has all the schools showing him interest under consideration.

"I'm looking at Oklahoma State but all of them I still like the same," he said. "But I'm looking at Oklahoma State a little more. I went up there for the junior day and the coaches were amazing and the facilities they have are too. They have people that stay on you too for academics too just in case you're close to failing."

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