Frogs After Louisiana Athlete

TCU is hoping it can reel in a commitment from John Diarse, who is one of the top athletes in Louisiana and is an early Top 100 selection.

If history has taught the TCU coaching staff a lesson, it's the fact that they can go into Louisiana and find prospects that can make an impact. In 2011, they signed Chuck Hunter who saw plenty of action as a true freshman along the defensive front.

In 2012, they went back to West Monroe and snagged defensive ends James McFarland and Terrell Lathan. With low scholarship numbers expected for the Frogs' 2013 recruiting class, they are already in the hunt for two of the Bayou State's best players, one being Neville athlete John Diarse.

The four-star athlete was a do-everything player for the Tigers in 2011. Aside from leading his team to a perfect 14-0 record and state championships, Diarse had over 2,200 total yards of offense and accounted for 27 touchdowns.

It's no surprise the speedster already has plenty of options to choose from.

"I have offers from LSU, Alabama, TCU, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Louisiana Tech," Diarse said. "A number of people are saying athlete and others are telling one or the other. But most people are thinking athlete."

Diarse has already attending junior days at LSU and Alabama and may attend TCU's junior day on February 25th.

"I may be attending TCU on the 25th of this month," he said. "I've already visited LSU and Alabama. They're both great schools that have great programs. Both have great staffs and great football teams and good chemistry. They're just about equal, just in two different locations."

Proximity will play a role in Diarse's decision making, saying he wants to stay close enough to home to allow his family the chance to see him play.

"Location is very important to me, I want to stay close to home so my family can travel to see me play every other Saturday, if not every Saturday," Diarse said.

For TCU, co-offensive coordinator Rusty Burns has made his presence known in Louisiana. He's responsible for landing Hunter, McFarland and Lathan. Burns is at it again with Diarse, whom the Frogs offered as a receiver.

"TCU offered me this past football season, Coach Burns talked to my offensive coordinator and he called me into the office one day and told me they (TCU) were offering me a scholarship," Diarse said of receiving his TCU offer. "They're recruiting me as a receiver."

What does he know about TCU?

"I feel like it's a pretty good school, you can definitely get a good education from there," Diarse said. "They've had success in their football program. It's definitely a good school to go to."

Diarse doesn't intend to make too early of a decision, but he hopes to have one done prior to the start of his senior campaign.

"Hopefully I'll have down where I'm going by the end of the summer," Diarse said of his decision. "I'm trying to wait out this recruiting process and enjoy it and take it all in before I commit to where I'm going."

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