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Will TCU reach out to Rowlett's shutdown defender? gets the latest from Newton Ananti as he discusses the schools in pursuit of his talents.

If you haven't heard the name Newton Ananti yet, don't worry, you will be hearing it more and more in the coming months. The 6'0" 175 pound safety prospect out of Rowlett, TX is making a name for himself. caught up with the talented defender to get his take on the recruiting process and to see if TCU is in the picture.

"Things are going well right now but I don't have any offers yet" said Ananti. "I have schools looking at me as a safety, even though they say I have good size for a corner."

"More than likely I'll be playing safety in college, that's where everyone likes me and that's what everyone keeps telling me."

Although he has yet to receive an offer, Ananti is getting strong interest from Texas State, North Texas and UTSA. Expect that to change soon. After bringing home the DB MVP at the NLA Camp in Plano last weekend, it's just a matter of time before word of Ananti hits the mainstream.

With a handful of programs starting to take notice, has TCU reached out to the rising defender?

"No sir, so far not at all" he said. "I have a friend that's being recruited by them right now and I wish I was too."

With a program that's known for graduating a high percentage of their players, TCU looks to be in really good shape if they start to show Ananti interest.

"I'm really looking at the graduation rates of the schools and trying to see who graduates the most players" he said. "That's what my dad is looking at so based on his perspective on it, that's the most important thing."

With a visit coming up this weekend to Tulsa to take in a spring practice and a possible trip to North Texas in the works, Ananti says he'll play anywhere that he feels at home but would prefer to stay in state if possible.

"I'm open to playing anywhere but my goal is to stay in Texas" he said. "At the moment, I have two schools that I really want to hear from and they are TCU and Missouri."

While he would like to hear from the Horned Frogs and the Tigers of Missouri, Ananti says that he's open to anybody if they're interested in him.

Will TCU reach out to this up and coming defensive back? Stay logged on to to find out.

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