Among those players was Arlington Bowie safety/linebacker Edwin Freeman.
Rated as an early four-star and ranked as the nation's No. 6 safety prospect, Freeman is one of the most coveted players from the Lone Star state. TCU extended an offer following his junior season but his visit last Sunday was the first opportunity he's had to get an in-depth look at the Big 12 school.
He came away impressed.
"It was great, I got to meet the coaches and hang out," he said. "We saw the facilities and the school. It was great, they have new stuff and it was good."
One bonus to the TCU junior day according to Freeman was the expanded one-on-one time with the coaches. It was yet another thing that impressed the DFW product even more.
"I was in a room by myself with the coaches, I was with Coach Cross, the linebackers coach," he said. "I also got to spend some time with Coach Patterson."
While many programs are recruiting Freeman as a safety, TCU has offered him as a linebacker. Freeman actually played linebacker this season for the Volunteers and even though he still prefers safety, he's comfortable playing linebacker and has even come to like the position.
Freeman says Patterson made him well aware of the Frogs' limited depth at the position.
"He told me that he believes in me and that the linebacker position is weak (in numbers) because they only have a few guys and one was a walk-on," Freeman said of his talk with Patterson. "He was telling me how much they need me basically."
"They're at the top of my list with OU and Texas A&M," he said. "They're all pretty even."
For someone who wants a program that offers early playing time, it should come as no surprise as to why he likes the Frogs early on.
"They play freshmen and it's close to home of course," he said.