With signing day just over two months away, TCU is putting the finishing touches on their 2013 class. What are the need positions?
With 14 commitments in the fold for the Frogs' 2013 class, we at HornedFrogBlitz.com take a look at what position needs are left for the class and some key guys on the radar. With an expected class of around 20-22 signees, the Frogs have their eyes on some of the top prospects in the country.
The big 2013 needs consisted of: (4) offensive lineman, (2) tight ends, (4) linebackers, (2) running backs, (2) cornerbacks, (3) defensive linemen, (1) safety, (2) receivers and (1) quarterback.
With just over a handful of spots remaining, where are the Frogs biggest needs at the moment? HFB.com takes a look at each position.
Current commitments: 3; Patrick Morris, Joseph Noteboom, Eason Fromayan
Departing scholarship players: James Fry (starter), Blaize Foltz (starter), Trevius Jones
Targets: Logan Tuley-Tillman(offer), Josh Outlaw(offer), Joas Aguilar(offer), Alex Mayes, Zack Zeimar,
Pictured: Logan Tuley-Tillman (No. 24 OT in the nation)
Notable: The Frogs currently have three commitments in the fold from three very good prospects in Morris, Noteboom and Fromayan. But, they would like to add a couple more tackle types. We may see a movement where TCU recruits tackle types and if they don't work at tackle they will transition to the interior. What that means is we could see bigger linemen. Tuley-Tillman certainly fits that mold at 6-foot-7, 300-pounds. The Frogs entered the picture for the Illinois product recently and the big lineman appears to at least be listening. It's a long shot at the moment because if he visits, Michigan will pull his offer. Outlaw is another lineman the Frogs have shown heavy interest in lately since his decommitment from Florida a couple of months ago. Aguilar is another prospect on the radar but he appears to be solid to Texas A&M. Benenoch is close to making a decision but TCU's been out of the running for quite a while. He took an official visit to UCLA this weekend. Mayes is still on the radar but it appears the longer the Frogs take with his recruitment, the less likely he even listens.
Current commitments: 1; Bryson Henderson
Departing scholarship players: Jeremy Coleman
Current targets: Anthony Billings (offer), Justin Manning (offer), A'Shawn Robinson (offer), Gaius Vaenuku (offer), Quincy Russell (offer), Kevin Smith (offer), Daeshon Hall (offer), Marcus Hardison (JUCO), Toby Johnson
Pictured: Kevin Smith
Notable: Like it's been since the beginning of the recruiting cycle, the Frogs want Manning and Billings as their defensive tackles. Both tackles rank in the top 10 defensive tackles in the country and have visited TCU's campus several times. Quincy Russell was a JUCO possibility but word on the street is TCU is moving on. Gaius Vaenuku is another intriguing prospect that the Frogs have watched closely in recent weeks. Word is he is leaning toward Utah at the moment but TCU could be making a big push up his list, maybe even more than a push. Robinson surprised many by showing up to the Frogs' game against Kansas State two weeks ago and it's really no secret that he's taking visits. If he picked up the phone and wanted to commit to TCU, he'd be a take regardless of how many ships there are remaining. The Frogs are also watching a pair of JUCO defensive tackles in Hardison and Johnson, but have not extended offers. At defensive end, Smith is a prospect the Frogs would love to have and it appears he's listening more and more to the Frogs. He has already visited TCU's campus twice this season and he could be making an appearance for the Frogs' game against Oklahoma. Also keep an eye on Daeshon Hall, word out of Lancaster is he may be listening to others even though he is committed to Washington. TCU is one of those programs .