TCU in pursuit of 2014 riser

TCU has made nearly a dozen offers to 2014 prospects. Perhaps the most intriguing offer is to Dallas Lincoln receiver Emmanuel Porter.

In recruiting, the game seems to change every year. Not long ago it was uncommon for a student-athlete to receive an offer before his senior season. College junior days forever changed that with the "verbal" offers. Now, the timeline is moving even further ahead when it comes to early offers; prospects are receiving them prior to their junior seasons.

What's hard to believe is they're making commitments two years before they ever sign a national letter of intent.

TCU is still putting the finishing touches on an impressive 2013 class, but like others they've already extended early offers to a dozen athletes from the 2014 class. Perhaps the most intriguing offer of all is to Dallas Lincoln wide receiver Emmanuel Porter.

Here's the kicker; he's yet to play a down of varsity ball for the Tigers.

Porter, at 6-foot-5, 185-pounds, has spent his first two years of high school focusing on basketball and track. In basketball, he plays for Deron Williams Metro Elite AAU team. He was also a member of the Tigers regional 4x200 team and has run a 21.6 in the 200. Despite the lack of football experience, Porter showed enough to TCU over the summer to merit an offer from the Horned Frogs.

"I don't think anyone even knew they offered," Lincoln head coach James Argenti said. "He went up there and did good in front of them."

Argenti says the sky is the limit for Porter and he's ready to see what the rising prospect is able to accomplish in 2012.

"He's 6-foot-5, 185, he can jump and runs a sub 4.5. He's got all the intangibles, he works good; he's got a great work ethic and comes from a great family," Argenti said. "He's always played basketball; he's just now starting football. I expect him to do big things."

TCU has showed the most interest in the rising prospect and Porter recently made a visit to the campus to watch the Frogs first scrimmage.

"I know he went down there with his family to watch them," Argenti said.


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