Frogs Land First For 2015

TCU landed their first commitment for their 2015 class on Saturday from Center, Texas safety Johnny Shaw.

TCU is still putting the finishing touches on their 2014 class, but that didn't stop them from starting with a bang for their 2015 class on Saturday when Center, Texas standout safety Johnny Shaw committed to the Frogs.

Shaw, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound hard-hitting safety, received an offer from the Frogs on Friday and made the three and a half hour drive to Ft. Worth on Saturday to check out the TCU campus.

Texas Tech, Baylor, Texas and others have shown Shaw early interest thus far. However, it didn't take long for Shaw to make a decision, who admittedly was thinking about TCU as soon as he received his first and only offer.

"It was on my mind at first then we came up here and I decided to commit," Shaw said. "Everything was nice, I loved it. I liked the field the most and I also liked the indoor practice facility, I liked that a lot. The coaching staff was nice and great. They're kind and they will help you. I liked them." spoke with Shaw earlier in the week and although he admitted that he didn't know much about TCU then, he liked the school colors. Needless to say, he was impressed with the combination of uniforms the Frogs have in stock.

"Oh yeah, they had a lot. I liked the colors, I like the how the purple and white are faded into each other," he said.

On the visit, Shaw visited one-on-one with TCU head coach Gary Patterson. It was at that time he decided to make his commitment official. Shaw said his heart stopped when he received the offer from TCU a day before, so it was nice to see a similar kind of excitement from his future head coach when he told him he wanted to be a Frog.

"He was a cool and collective guy, he was a cool person to hang around," Shaw said of his conversation with Patterson. "He was so surprised when I committed. He said I'm going to be a phenomenal player up there and I should be able to take over the secondary when I get up there."

Shaw said another big reason he committed to TCU was because of their history on defense under Patterson.

"They talked to me about it, how they've won (defensive) titles in 11 of the last fourteen years and we watched some film," he said.

As a sophomore, Shaw recorded 88 tackles, 5 interceptions and recovered 3 fumbles. He was named district 20-3A newcomer of the year.

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