The signal caller out of Marble Falls, TX is regarded as a four-star prospect and the No. 13 quarterback in the nation by Scout.com. Wooten is also rated as the No. 161 overall prospect in the Scout.com Top 300 player list for the 2016 class.
Wooten visited TCU for the third time in the last six weeks on Thursday night and gave his commitment to quarterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie and head coach Gary Patterson.The Frogs offered him in May and since that time he had built a strong relationship with Cumbie and Patterson.
It was that relationship with the two coaches that helped make his decision to be a Frog an easy one.
“I’ve built a strong relationship with Coach Patterson and Coach Cumbie,” he said. “They were very excited and thought it was great news (on his commitment).
Wooten, who passed for 3,094 yards and 30 touchdowns as a sophomore, says the Frogs move to a more pass-happy offense also played a role.
“I love the new offense and everything it brings to TCU,” he said.
In addition to the Frogs’ new brand of offense, Wooten sees the overall upside of the program and feels they will compete for Big 12 titles for years to come. The chance to win championships is something Wooten couldn’t pass up.
“I feel like TCU will compete for Big 12 championships in the future,” Wooten said. “I want to be a part of that.”
The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder enjoyed the recruiting process but is also relieved to know where he’ll be playing his college ball.
“It feels good to know where I'm going to play, but I did enjoy the recruiting process,” Wooten said.
With his decision out of the way, Wooten will now put all of his focus into helping his team reach the playoffs. His message to other recruits on the fence about TCU is simple.
“I plan on helping TCU to win the Big 12 and compete for a national title,” he said. “Come and join me.”