Baltimore a name to watch

Among the many talented prospects who made it to Ft. Worth for TCU's junior day on Sunday was Mansfield, Texas safety George Baltimore.

Among the many talented prospects who made it to Ft. Worth for TCU's junior day on Sunday was Mansfield, Texas safety George Baltimore.

The 6-foot, 195-pounder is one of DFW's top defensive backs and is a name Frogs fans should watch closely during the recruiting process. Baltimore currently holds offers from Baylor, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and Michigan State.

TCU is among the others showing heavy interest which is why they invited him up for the junior day. Baltimore says he already has a familiarity with the staff which is one of the reasons he enjoyed his time on campus.

"I liked it a lot. I liked Coach Glasgow, he was at Tech last year and he had a lot of interest in me and I went down there a lot last year," he said. "Now that he's back at TCU I like it a lot.

"As soon as we got there we ate and then we got to check out all the jerseys and rings and everything. All the parents and the rest of the recruits went to the academic coach, Coach Glasgow called me into his office and was talking about football and showing me what defense they run and what my responsibility is. We sat there and talked about football the whole time and after that me, my family and Coach Glasgow and Coach Bumpas toured the campus. After that we talked to Coach Patterson for thirty minutes and then we left."

Although he didn't receive an offer while on the visit, Baltimore says the prospects of receiving a TCU offer looks promising according to his meeting with TCU coach Gary Patterson.

"Coach Patterson said there's no doubt that they have two players that are probably going to graduate after this year and he said he'll call me on the spot and offer me," Baltimore said. "He said I'll most likely get an offer soon."

With four offers currently to choose from, Baltimore says even though they haven't offered; TCU is still among his favorites. It's also the favorite for his family.

"Right now my family loves TCU a lot," Baltimore said. "That's always going to put them up there since my family loves them. They would be high up there if they offered me."

What does he like most about TCU?

"Their program and their sayings; this year their saying is make it personal," he said. "I like the student to teacher ratio, it's 14-to-1, and Coach Patterson was telling me he was going to make sure I get my education. I think TCU is building something special right now."

Baltimore is also drawn to TCU more than ever with their move to the Big 12 which begins this season. He is excited the Frogs not only get to play better competition, they stay close to home while doing so.

"Yes, because now they're playing competition every week," Baltimore said. "In the Mountain West, it wasn't like playing the Big 12 competition. They're playing teams like Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor so there will be better competition. They play nine games in the state of Texas and if I went there my family can watch me play a lot."

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