Calvin Snags TCU Offer

Frisco (TX) Centennial cornerback Cydney Calvin is one of the fastest rising prospects in Texas.

What's been speculated for nearly two weeks now became a reality on Thursday night for Frisco (TX) Centennial cornerback Cydney Calvin.

For those who haven't followed Calvin's recruitment recently, you're missing out. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder is one of the fastest rising prospects in Texas for the 2013 class and has added six offers the last month. All the more surprising is he didn't start to play corner until the latter half of the season.

"Actually, I'm just blessed and know that I've got to stay humble and not get big headed," he said of the increased attention. "I've got to stay grounded and humble. I'm thankful and I'm blessed."

He added his seventh offer on Thursday night as TCU head coach Gary Patterson extended an official offer to Calvin while on an in-home visit. The Frogs had showed increased interest in Calvin the last few weeks and Calvin told a week ago that an offer from the Big 12 program was a real possibility.

Calvin was happy to get the TCU offer and had a great time getting to know more about the program on his visit with Patterson and his recruiter Dan Sharp.

"Coach Patterson and Coach Sharp came over tonight and we talked it up. We just talked about everything and how they're very interested in me," Calvins said. "Coach Patterson was saying I'm long and a big corner and that I can play boundary corner and that he can develop me and bring out my best talent and just bring the best out of me. That program is known for bringing the best out of players and developing them into the best talent. He was also talking about the facilities and the academics and all the stuff that is important."

Calvin does have a familiarity with TCU as his longtime friend and Centennial teammate Ranthony Texada is a commitment for the Frogs' 2013 class. Calvin says he's heard plenty of good things from Texada about the program, but also notes that his friend is behind him no matter where he decides to take his talents.

"Ranthony is just saying it would be good but he's saying he would support me in any decision I make, he's 100% behind me and I appreciate that from him," Calvin said. "He's like my brother; we've been going to school together since elementary. His mom was my teacher, it's like we're family."

Although he's been on TCU's campus before, he's never made a visit as a recruit. He'll make his official visit to Ft. Worth next weekend (Jan. 25th) so he'll have the chance to learn more about the school and program. For now, he knows the work Patterson has put in the program has made the Frogs among the nation's most talked about football teams.

"I know Coach Patterson wants to win and he has turned that program around," he said. "He made TCU known around the country. They also have good education."

With just three weeks until signing day, Calvin knows he has a tough decision to make ahead of him. He doesn't have a favorite at the moment but aside from TCU, one school that appears to be high on his list is Wake Forest, which he'll visit this weekend. Calvin admits the Demon Deacons are high on his list due to the fact that they were the first to take notice of him and ultimately offer.

"(The first offer) matters because they've been there since the spring and they were the first to find me," he finished.

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