Despite being firmly committed to the TCU Horned Frogs, 2016 San Angelo Central (Tex.) quarterback Brennen Wooten was once again on the Hilltop to take in the Mustang’s first home victory in over 600 days.
The three-star senior arrived with his brother and father right at kickoff and enjoyed seeing a much-improved SMU team.
“You can just see a different kind of intensity and a different kind of confidence,” Wooten said. “Offensively and defensively they’re playing with more confidence and I think that has contributed to some big plays. They continue to play good football so they’re going in the right direction.”
Following the game, Brennen, his brother, and SMU commit Braxton Webb ventured onto the field and back into the locker room where they had the chance to speak with SMU players and coaches.
Although the older Wooten brother is committed to a SMU rival, that hasn’t stopped the quarterback from developing a solid relationship with the SMU coaching staff.
“I have a good relationship with Coach Loepp, and I’ve known Coach Craddock and Coach Morris since they were at Clemson, so I have a good feel for all of SMU’s coaches,” Wooten explained. “I know them well.”
Wooten has formed another strong football bond—one with his teammate and younger brother Aaron Wooten.
Aaron, who also holds a SMU offer, is one of Brennen’s favorite targets, and the two have a bond that is tough to beat.
We’ve been playing catch since we were really small so I feel like we’re really tight,” Brennen said. “I know where he’s going to be on the field, and if I have to scramble I know I can throw it and he’ll go get it. He’s a phenomenal receiver so it’s really handy having a player like him; especially when he’s your brother.”
The Wooten brothers transferred to Central High School in San Angelo back over Christmas break, which gave them time to settle in before participating in spring, summer and two-a-day practices.
While Wooten has been committed to TCU for over a year now, Scout’s 7th ranked quarterback in Texas still receives recruiting pitches from the SMU staff regularly, and is still hearing from Washington and Florida as well.
As of right now, Wooten has only a TCU official visit scheduled. He will also be in attendance for the Battle of the Iron Skillet this weekend in Fort Worth.