Hammonds a target in 2013

Small forward Leyton Hammonds who plays his AAU for the Dallas Mustangs has taken an unofficial visit to TCU, Oklahoma, and OSU.

The Big 12 conference has taken notice of the growth and improvement of one small forward for the Dallas Mustangs.

Leyton Hammonds who plays AAU for the Dallas Mustangs and attends Richland high school is receiving a lot of interest from three Big 12 programs among others. Those programs are TCU, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State.

"Recently I have heard from a lot of schools," Hammonds said. "Oklahoma, Creighton, Clemson, TCU, Arizona State, SMU, and Tulane have all called. A lot of schools in the Big 12 have actually."

Hammonds is a 6'6 small forward weighing in at 200 pounds. He possesses an all-around game which enables the North Richland Hills native to score in a variety of ways.

Hammonds is being recruited primarily by TCU assistant Reggie Brown and head coach Jim Christian. He attended the TCU's game vs. Air Force where the Frogs garnered a 59-56 victory.

"I am looking for a school where I fit well with the coaching staff and the players," Hammonds said. "I plan on making a commitment in early August. I am still keeping an open mind. I don't necessarily have any [leaders] right now."

Hammonds said he enjoyed his TCU visit and likes that the school is so close to home.

"TCU...I love it because it is close to home. The drive is like 15 minutes," Hammonds said. "We drove down there. Got to see a game, and I love the campus. There is a really good group of people down there."

The hiring of Reggie Brown by Jim Christian has given the Frogs another coach that knows the Texas recruiting trail well. Brown, whose impact will be felt much more heavily in the 2013 class instead of 2012, has TCU on the minds of several of Texas' top prospects in 2013.

Hammonds is a consensus top 15 player in the state of Texas for the class of 2013.

Hammonds' versatility is highly sought after in the Big 12. With the ability to finish in the lane and create his own shot, the 6'6 wiry wing can contribute in a variety of offensive systems.

Hammonds has also taken visits to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

"Oklahoma is a bit different. It is farther away, but everything down there is OU country. Everyone is bought into that, you could say," Hammonds said. "OSU is different because I feel like, basketball wise, they are similar, but OU just has more of a football school feel."

Hammonds and AAU teammate Marcus Foster are both drawing heavy interest from the Frogs.

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