Pelzel Enjoying the Process

At 6'6" and 320 pounds, Josh Pelzel of Rockdale is hard to miss. The hulking lineman currently holds 5 offers and expects more to come in as more schools evaluate his film. Will TCU offer? Here's the latest.

TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson made it clear when he said he was looking for big offensive linemen to add to this recruiting class. In their first year in the Big 12 in 2012, the Horned Frogs struggled to find an offensive identity, due in large part to the play of the offensive line.

Searching far and wide for o-line help, the TCU staff has identified a handful of viable options and one player that fits what the Frogs are looking for is Rockdale's Josh Pelzel. The 6'6" 320 pound bruiser spoke with about the pace in which he's taking the recruiting process.

"It's going pretty good but I'm just kind of sitting back right now and waiting on people to look at my tape to see if they like it" said Pelzel. "I'm just mainly talking to coaches that are recruiting me and trying to get a better feel for the schools that have offered and the ones that are looking to."

"I'm also still working on visiting some of the campuses to see what they're like."

With offers extended from programs such as Baylor, Texas Tech, Rice, Houston and Washington State, the Rockdale native is being patient while he waits for other schools to offer.

"I think TCU is close to offering and I think Alabama is supposed to come to spring practices next week some time" he said. "Alabama said they didn't get enough out of my tape so they want to see me up close."

"I don't know if they'll offer but Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are interested too."

While most would assume that Pelzel will automatically play tackle at the next level due to his shear size, he says he's been told by some that he would be a guard in college.

"I think Coach Williamson at TCU sees me more as a guard but I'll play either one."

Speaking of Coach Williamson, Pelzel says that he has a good relationship with the TCU offensive line coach and that Williamson has been honest and upfront with him from the beginning.

"He seems to really like me and I think he's a really good coach" said Pelzel. "He told me he wants to offer me but he's still waiting to see how the two guys they have injured do and if they return or not."

"He basically told me that based off of them and their actions, that would determine if they offer me or not" he said. "It comes down to if they don't come back, TCU will probably offer me but if they do come back, they may not have room to offer me."

Pelzel went on to describe his thoughts about TCU and if he sees them as a potential fit for him or not.

"I like TCU a lot and the location isn't too bad" he said. "I have family up there in the Dallas area and I really like them as well as Coach Williamson, so they're definitely one of my top choices if they were to offer me."

With spring practices rolling around and more offers beginning to flow out to top prospects, Pelzel says his goal this spring is to keep getting noticed.

"I really just want to get my name out there more this spring and fill out more as a complete player" said the Rockdale star. "I want to try to get a couple more offers, with TCU being one of them."

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