Porter Enjoying His Return To Football

Emmanuel Porter didn't play football his first two years of high school but so far he's helped Lincoln to a 7-1 record.

TCU currently has 14 commitments in the fold for their 2013 class and in this day and age of recruiting it's never too early to get a head start on the next year's crop of prospects. They've done just that by already landing a commitment from Dallas Lincoln 2014 receiver Emmanuel Porter.

At 6-foot-5, 185-pounds with 4.4 speed, Porter returned to the gridiron this season after focusing solely on basketball his freshman and sophomore seasons. So far, Lincoln sits atop the district standings with a 4-0 record.

"We're 7-1 and what we're doing is just taking one game at a time," Porter said. "We're trying to come to a point where we're the best team in 4A."

Playing on a team that relies heavily on the run game, Porter has hauled in 15 catches for 265 yards and 2 touchdowns. For the nation's No. 52 receiver for the 2014 class, he feels he's met his expectations on the year.

"It's been going good, we're more of a running team but other than that it's been pretty good," he said. "It's been good, I never had any doubts about it."

Porter, who committed to the Frogs prior to the season, has attended three Frogs' games and has watched his future team closely all year. Like others, Porter has been impressed with the way the Frogs have handled adversity to made plays with a group of young players.

"I think they're doing pretty good for having a freshman come in and take on a big Division 1 team," he said. "It's crazy that they have freshmen and they're taking over responsibilities. They're doing a good job right now."

TCU having played 16 true freshmen definitely has Porter excited for when he arrives. In fact, he's discussed the possibility of early playing time with receivers coach Trey Haverty.

"He said I have a chance to play because we have two or three sophomores and they should get me in pretty fast," he said.

When you're 6-foot-5 with 4.4 speed teams are going to take notice. Fortunately TCU saw the talent first and now others are trying to follow. However, Porter says he remains solid with the Frogs.

"North Texas and Baylor I've talked to," he said. "They just want me to come to a game and Texas A&M wants me to come too. I haven't even thought about it right now."

Porter says he's still undecided whether or not he will play basketball this season or focus on getting bigger and stronger for next season.


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