Frogs Host Out of State Quarterback

TCU hosted Sarasota Out-of-Door Academy quarterback Evan Wilson last weekend.

TCU has yet to take a quarterback for their 2013 class but several names remain under consideration; if in fact the Frogs decide to take one.

While names such as Austin Robinson, Baker Mayfield and Tyler Jones continue to be close names to watch, another prospect that impressed the coaches earlier this summer is Sarasota (FL)Out-of-Door Academy signal caller Evan Wilson.

At the Frogs July 13 camp, Wilson was one of the top quarterbacks in attendance and arguably the top 2013 prospect. Wilson displayed excellent arm strength and accuracy throughout the day and caught the attention of quarterbacks coach Rusty Burns.

Wilson and Burns have continued communications since that time and according to the Wilson, he's definitely on the Frogs' radar. So much in fact that Wilson and his dad made the trip from Florida to TCU to watch the Frogs take on Iowa State.

Although the Frogs came out on the losing end Wilson came away very impressed with TCU's program.

"First of all, I think it was a tough time for them at quarterback," he said. "I definitely liked the atmosphere, it was fun to watch. I think they did a lot of good things. I did look around the facilities and they're just top-end. They're the nicest one's I've ever seen. It's definitely a positive."

Much like the other quarterbacks on the Frogs' radar, Wilson has been told that if the staff does take a quarterback for this class, it won't be decided until later this season.

"Right now they're telling me that if they take a quarterback right now it's going to be a late decision, they have some decisions to make," he said. "So it could be a later offer if it does come around. That's basically all it is, they're telling me to keep in touch. They email and I talked to Coach Burns earlier this week and we talked before and after the game, we have a good relationship."

Wilson admits he grew up a Florida Gator fan but the Frogs are growing on him.

"I've become a big fan, I grew up a Gator living in Florida but I really like what I see in TCU," he said. "It just looks like a fun place to play football honestly. I like Texas, I like the area. The facilities are also top of the line."

TCU isn't the only school showing the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder interest.

"Tulane is really showing interest and will probably offer sometime soon I think," Wilson said. "I've got some emails from some other schools, some big schools but not too much interest. A lot of D-1AA schools have shown interest."

Although his team if off to a 2-3 start, Wilson has shined through five games throwing for 1,300 yards and 7 touchdowns. He's also added 250 yards and 5 more scores on the ground.

"We've got a very young team, we returned only four or five starters from last year but we score a lot," he said.


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