The 6-foot, 175-pounder had been on the Frogs radar for several months, securing an offer at the beginning of the spring evaluation period. Gladney was one of over 150 prospects in attendance for the Frogs satellite camp in Kilgore and arguably the top prospect in attendance.
Following the camp, Gladney gave his commitment to the TCU coaches.
"I committed," he said. "They said it was great and Coach Patterson said they don't date; I've got to be married to them."
Gladney recorded the fastest forty time of the day with a blistering 4.34. He also recorded one of the top shuttle times (4.21) and was the top cornerback prospect in attendance; locking down several receivers who came across his path.
"I knew it was going to be fast, I've been working on it," Gladney said of his forty. "I thought I did pretty good at DB (defensive back)."
Gladney says TCU was one of the schools he watched growing up, especially after one of his childhood idols played for the Horned Frogs.
"I really liked TCU, I've liked them since I was a kid; they were one of my dream schools," he said. "Antonio Graves went up there and I always looked up to him. When he went up there, that's when I really got locked on and knew I wanted to be a Horned Frog."
Another positive Gladney likes about TCU is their ability to develop players. Former Frog Jason Verrett was drafted in the first round and Gladney says the coaches see the same type of promising future.
"They kept me updated on that, they tell me I've got the same potential," he said.
Gladney had plans to attend additional camps this summer but has since changed his mind on taking those visits. Instead, he plans to make it to TCU's campus as soon as he can. That could be as early as this Saturday for the Frogs' Saturday Night Lights Camp.
"I'm going to come visit soon," he said. "I was going to do it after I hit up more camps but I don't think I'm going to do anymore camps."