Piper Focused on Season

Duncanville, Texas quarterback Aaron Piper has received interest from several schools including TCU.

Duncanville, Texas athlete Aaron Piper put on a show earlier this summer at one of TCU's camps posting one of the top forty and shuttle times at the camp.

Piper ran a 4.35 forty which placed him in the top three out of over 300 participants. The 5-foot-9, 165-pounder has landed on the radar of several programs, including TCU after his strong camp performance. So far Piper is drawing the most interest from Louisiana-Monroe, Baylor, Texas Tech and TCU.

A versatile athlete, teams like Piper as either a runningback/slot type or cornerback at the next level. However, he'll be the main guy on the Panthers' offense in 2012 as he will play quarterback. Piper is more focused on his team's task at hand than he is his own and admits he hasn't spent too much time thinking about recruiting lately.

"Really right now I'm just focusing on two-a-days, I really haven't been focusing on how my recruiting is going," he said.

At TCU, Piper caught the attention of several Frog coaches. He unexpectedly caught the attention of one particular coach, which surprised him considering he hasn't played the position before.

"I think I did pretty good, I ran a 4.3," he said. "I think I caught the coach's attention, Coach Jennings, the cornerbacks coach, really liked me a lot as a cornerback. It kind of shocked me that he liked me because I have never played cornerback before."

Piper said the Frogs are likely looking at him more as a cornerback than runningback. For them to show him attention is special considering he's liked the program so much in recent years.

"I like the Horned Frogs a lot, I've been watching them a lot ever since my eighth grade year, I started liking them and ever since then I wanted to go there," he said.

Although Piper doesn't hold an offer just yet, he knows what it takes to get to the next level thanks in large part to his teams new linebackers coach, Tony Tademy. Piper said he hasn't had a chance to talk to the former TCU linebackers coach much, but says it's a big benefit for his team to learn from him.

"It is pretty cool, I really don't get to talk to him a lot because he's on the defensive side of the ball," he said. "When we do talk to him about what it's like at TCU, he tells the whole team what it takes to make it to the next level. It's good to have a coach from the next level to tell you what it's like."

Duncanville will host defending state champ Southlake Carroll in a scrimmage this Friday.


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