Slanina enjoys TCU visit

East Bernard, Texas athlete Ty Slanina is becoming one of the most sought after recruits the state of Texas has to offer. The four-star was in Ft. Worth on Saturday to watch the Horned Frogs second practice of the spring and take part in TCU's junior day.

East Bernard, Texas athlete Ty Slanina is becoming one of the most sought after recruits the state of Texas has to offer. The four-star was in Ft. Worth on Saturday to watch the Horned Frogs second practice of the spring and take part in TCU's junior day.

"It was good, I was very impressed with the campus and facilities, the renovations and stuff," he said of his time at TCU. "I liked it a lot, I liked all of the coaches, I thought the visit went really well."

The visit got even better when he sat down with Coach Patterson and the Frogs head coach officially extended Slanina an offer. With the increased interest the Frogs have showed him, he felt there was a good possibility that an offer would be extended.

"It went very good, he was a very down to earth person; he comes from a small town, he tells the truth and tells it like it is," Slanina said of his meeting with the head coach. "I liked it a lot.

"It was good(receiving the offer), they'd been showing a lot of interest so I guess I could kind of see it coming but I just didn't know for sure. It's awesome just to have another option up there."

Slanina says TCU has always been among his top schools and says his trip without question secured their spot among his favorite schools.

"I've always liked TCU and my grandparents like TCU, it's always been there," Slanina said. "It will be one of the final schools for sure."

TCU also made an impression on Slanina's parents, who accompanied him on the visit.

"They liked it a lot, they were very impressed too with the campus and how pretty it is," Slanina said.

Before the junior day started Slanina spent the morning watching the Frogs practice. The speedster spent most of his time observing the talented group of Horned Frog receivers.

"I was mainly watching the receivers and they went one-on-one sometimes so I was able to see both of them. It wasn't really tough (to watch both)," he said. "I liked the energy at practice. Everybody seemed like they were fired up because of the Big 12. It's exciting watching them."

Unlike other colleges, TCU's junior days by design are small in numbers. Slanina said he liked the way TCU's junior day showed more attention to everyone in attendance.

"I liked it a lot; nobody was left behind or anything. Different coaches were taking us around campus to show us around but I thought the way they had it set up was great," he said.

His trip to TCU's campus was a first for Slanina. He was impressed by the facilities and although the campus was smaller than he originally thought, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

"It was actually smaller than I thought it would be, but I liked it. I come from a small town, it was nice," Slanina said of the campus.

Slanina was also offered by Arizona on Friday and now holds offers from TCU, Arizona, Houston, Washington State, Mississippi State and Texas Tech.


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