One of the top safety prospects in America is down to three schools with his commitment announcement planned for this coming Saturday (March 11).
Atanza Vongor, the No. 1 safety in Texas and No. 48 overall prospect in the 2018 Scout 300, earned an invitation to The Opening Finals with a strong performance over the weekend at The Opening Dallas, where he broke down his top three of Baylor, TCU, and Texas.
"TCU, I just love the coaching staff. It feels like family down there. I just love all the aspets of it," said Vongor, who added that former South Grand Prairie teammate Jaelan Austin has helped familiarize him with the Frogs. "Jaelan came from my school and I have that connection with the players inside, talking to them, getting their point of view of it, which is great.
"I love talking to Coach P (Gary Patterson) and coach (Jeremy) Modkins. It's just a great place."
Vongor said he has developed good relationships with Texas head coach Tom Herman, safeties coach Craig Naivar, and cornerbacks coach Jason Washington.
"Texas is great. They've really been recruiting me hard," Herman said. "All those coaches, just seeing what they've done at Houston, and Ohio State, that's huge.
"It would be great to be a part of that, something big. Texas is a great place to be."
Vongor also credited Matt Rhule's new staff at Baylor for being a key reason the Bears are in his top three.
"Baylor, obviously a great coaching staff," said Vongor, who credited former South Grand Prairie teammate Tony Nicholson for recruiting him for the Bears. "Tony went to my school, so just getting the insight from him and stuff, it's just a great place. I love the atmosphere. Love it at Baylor."
Vongor said all three programs want him to play an all-around safety role.
"They're all basically kinda similar. They want me to be versatile and go cover slots and tight ends and stuff like that," he said. "Play free and kind of be a quarterback for the defense, and also come up in the box and play run support at times."
What will ultimately make the decision for Vongor?
"Really just prayer. Seeking guidance," he said. "And just that feeling."