Texada eyeing decision

Frisco (TX) Centennial cornerback Ranthony Texada hopes to have a decision soon.

Two weeks ago Frisco Centennial cornerback Ranthony Texada blew the competition away at a TCU satellite camp and a day later he received an offer from the Frogs. In case you missed it, Texada displayed exceptional speed running a 4.33 forty and a blistering 3.77 pro shuttle.

Texada is one of the hottest prospects in Texas in recent weeks and holds offers from the likes of Penn State, Iowa State, Colorado State, Baylor, Illinois and Nevada among others.

Last week Texada and his family made the short drive from Frisco to Ft. Worth for an unofficial visit to TCU's campus.

"I was great, I had been there for a camp my sophomore year but all I got to see was the indoor and the practice fields and this time I got to see more of an in-depth view of the program and the school itself, it went real well," Texada said. "The facilities are real nice, they're upgrading the stadium, locker room and training room and it's all going to be real nice when it's done."

Texada says TCU made a good impression with his parents, especially when the program's graduation rate was discussed.

"They really liked it, we sat in Coach Patterson's office and the first thing he was talking about was the academics and how they're ranked with some of the top schools when it comes to academics. My parents really liked how he brought that forward and didn't beat around the bush with that. Them and my brothers, they took them around (campus) and they really liked that."

Another pitch the Frogs' coaching staff has discussed with Texada is the possibility of early playing time.

"They told me that I've got a good shot to play early, that they were going to use me as a field corner and use (Steve)Wesley as a boundary because he's a bigger corner," he said. "They would use me as a field corner to lock up the other team's best receiver. They said I would have a good shot playing early, especially by my sophomore year because most of the seniors will be gone by then. Even my freshman year I could get playing time on special teams and a little at corner."

With excellent cover ability, Texada feels his style of play would transition well in TCU's defensive scheme considering the Frogs' corners are usually put on an island.

"I think it would be good because I feel like I can cover anybody using my speed and be physical on the line with a press," he said. "I feel like I'm good at man coverage, I really like playing man coverage."

A decision could be coming soon according to Texada. However, the speedy corner isn't tipping his hand on who leads for his services just yet as he continues to visit various programs.

"I want to make a decision in the coming weeks, late July or maybe mid-July, somewhere around there, it could be soon," Texada said. "I don't really want to say (my favorites) because I don't want to forget anybody and take a few more visits; I'm actually going to Colorado State tomorrow. I took a visit to Iowa State and Nebraska this past week."

Is TCU a school in serious consideration for Texada?

"They are for sure," Texada finished.

Texada recorded 45 tackles, 5 interceptions and 4 touchdowns on kickoff returns in 2011.


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