The Frogs have had an exciting last two weeks with three new additions to the 2014 class. Jarrell Owens, Nick Orr and Frank Kee are the latest to verbal to TCU, giving the Frogs eight commitments for the 2014 class.
Where do they go from here?
With a class that looked as small as 14 at one time, a few spots have opened up with departures from the program. The big 2014 needs consisted of: (4) offensive lineman, (3) linebackers, (3) defensive linemen, (1) cornerback, (2) safeties, (1) receiver and (2) quarterbacks.
The Frogs have already landed one of the top quarterback classes in the country with the addition of Foster Sawyer and Grayson Muehlstein. Filling specific needs along the offensive line was a big need heading into the recruiting cycle and they've already landed two big time players in Austin Schlottmann and Frank Kee.
With four commitments on the offensive side, the Frogs also have four commits on the defensive side of the ball. The Frogs have landed two defensive backs with Nick Foster and Nick Orr, who are expected to line up at corner and safety respectively. They've also landed a superstar duo along the defensive line with defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson and defensive end Jarrell Owens.
With just over a handful of spots remaining, where are the Frogs biggest needs at the moment? HFB.com takes a look at each position.
Current commitments: 0;
Departing scholarship players: None
Pictured: Edwin Freeman (No. 19 OLB in the nation)
Notable: Surprisingly, the Frogs have yet to add any linebackers to their 2014 class. It's odd considering the Frogs only took two in the 2013 class giving the roster five scholarship linebackers. Although they haven't secured a commitment, the Frogs are in the hunt for some of the top linebackers in the country. Swain, Freeman and Allen have all mentioned the Frogs being among their top three to five schools. Swain will wait to make any announcements likely until midway through his senior season, but the Frogs have already made a great impression with the football prestige and academic success. Swain visited TCU's campus in the spring. Quite possibly the top target on their list at linebacker is Edwin Freeman. The Frogs were one of the first programs to offer the Arlington Bowie product, and maybe the first to offer at linebacker. Will Freeman's relationship with former Bowie head coach and current TCU recruiting coordinator Kenny Perry be enough to sway Freeman. At the moment he's leaning toward Texas. Allen is another player that the Frogs were among the first to extend an offer. With a big frame and good speed to boot, Allen is the ideal linebacker for TCU's 4-2-5 defense. Allen hopes to have a decision made by August and it could come down to the Frogs, Texas Tech and Oklahoma, who is his most recent offer.