With that type of strategy, TCU affords themselves the opportunity to get in on top prospects and to build lasting, meaningful relationships with those players. A new name has popped up on the radar screen for the Frogs and they're hoping their slow, diligent style endears them to Dakota Allen. Allen is a 6'2" 227 pound LB out of Summer Creek HS in Houston, TX. Where do things stand with the talented backer and TCU?
"I called Coach Cross tonight and he was just telling me how much they want me" said Allen. "He told me to call Coach Patterson because he wanted to talk to me."
While Allen was unable to speak with Patterson tonight, he said a conversation tomorrow was likely.
"I have seven scholarships so far and recruiting is going well" he said. "TCU hasn't offered yet but I'm interested in them."
When asked about his knowledge of the TCU program, Allen didn't hesitate. He says the Frogs have made an impression on him for a while now.
"They've always had good teams" he said. "They're always in bowl games and they're good year in and year out."
With seven offers in hand, it would be easy to assume that TCU has some ground to make up. However, Allen says that the Frogs are in great shape should they decide to offer him.
"If TCU offers, they'll be at the top of the list for sure" said the Houston area star. "They're really close to home and I'm sure my parents would love that; they would be able to come see all of my games."
"I'm not opposed to going out of state to play at all, but playing in Texas would be a big bonus for me."
With so many players going off the board and committing early, Allen says he wants to secure a spot with a solid program in the very near future.
"I'm probably going to make my decision in the middle of the summer" he said. "I'll probably continue to look around to make sure I'm not missing something though."
With a time-frame for an announcement loosely set for this summer, TCU would need to decide soon if this is a guy they want to offer or not. At a recent NFTC event, Allen measured in at 6'1" and 227 pounds and timed a 4.7 laser timed forty. Throw in a 32" vertical and a 4.3 shuttle and you can see why schools are chomping at the bit for his commitment.
Will TCU offer? Stay logged on to HornedFrogBlitz.com for the latest. We'll have another update with Allen after his anticipated conversation with TCU Head Coach, Gary Patterson.