Clyde Smith Talks Coaching Change

Clyde Smith is one of three prospects currently signed in TCU's 2012 recruiting class. Smith currently hails from Connecticut, but is a native of Houston, Texas. HornedFrogBlitz.com caught up with Smith to get his thoughts on the coaching change

Clyde Smith (SG, Houston, Texas) was perhaps Jim Christian's biggest signing since Kyan Anderson or Ronnie Moss. When Christian departed for the head coaching job at Ohio, the question became how would TCU's signees react.

Fort Worth native Charles Hill along with LA power forward Reggie Murphy both have said they intend to stick with the Frogs.

2011 signee Ryan Rhoomes said his future is still uncertain until TCU hires its new head man.

Clyde Smith is currently enrolled at the Hotchkiss school in Connecticut, but HornedFrogBlitz caught up with the TCU signee.

"Everythings been hectic on this end with the TCU coaching change," Smith said. Smith held offers from Stanford, Notre Dame, Northwestern, and Boston College before committing to TCU.

"My prayers go out to Coach Christian and his family and I hate to see the the coach who believed in me enough to recruit me leave," Smith said. "But when I made my commitment it was to Coach Christian and the TCU program."

"I fell in love with everything TCU has to offer both on and off the court," Smith continued. "I found out yesterday Coach Reggie Brown will be returning which is huge because he's a coach I've developed a good relationship with during my whole recruiting process and its comforting knowing I'll have a familiar face next year."

Smith was contacted prior to the announcement that Trent Johnson is expected to be named Jim Christian's successor.

Smith said he would have to wait to meet the new coach before making a final decision.

"I'm still waiting on the new coaching decision so I can start building a relationship and discuss my future as well as the future of TCU basketball, but as of right now I'm still a TCU Horned Frog," Smith finished.

Trent Johnson had one player committed to his him at LSU before the announcement came that Johnson was likely to depart to Fort Worth.

Malik Morgan is a native of River Ridge, Louisianna, and he is listed as a three star by Scout.com. Thought by some to be one of the top shooting guards in the country, Morgan has a great stroke from long range.

According to sources, TCU had some contact with Morgan before he committed to LSU.


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