Proche Discusses TCU Offer

Dallas Prime Prep Academy 2015 receiver James Proche put on a show at TCU's mini-camp in June. A few weeks later he received an offer.

At a TCU skills camp in June, Prime Prep Academy 2015 receiver James Proche put on a clinic. The 6-foot, 180-pounder was regarded as the top receiver in attendance by HornedFrogBlitz.com for his ability to run routes and catch the football. Beating his opponent during one-on-one drills also was a factor.

The only question remaining after the camp was if Proche's performance was good enough to merit an offer. A few weeks later he received his answer when the Horned Frogs officially offered the rising receiver.

"It was a blessing because it was my first big BCS offer," Proche said of TCU's offer. "That really opens the door for everything really."

Proche admits that he felt he had a chance at receiving a TCU offer after the positive feedback he heard from the TCU coaches.

"As soon as I started doing one-on-one's the coaches saw me do three routes and they said they didn't need to see anymore," Proche said. "That was pretty cool."

Echoing remarks from just about every recruit that visits TCU, Proche loved the Frogs' facilities and coaching staff.

"I love their facilities," he said. "They match up with other big teams when it comes to facilities and uniforms and other stuff. They have great coaches who seem to really care for their players."

Proche told Scout.com's Erin Haritgan last month after his visit to TCU that the Frogs in his eyes are equal to what Texas and Texas A&M are doing.

"They started from the bottom, but in recruiting and hard work and just sacrificing a bunch to get to where they are, they're finally a top 25-caliber team. They're really up there with the Texas' and the A&M's. They're really putting on."

Proche now holds three offers from SMU, Tulsa and TCU. A slew of other programs are showing him interest.

"Baylor, A&M and a lot of PAC-12 schools are showing me interest," he said. "I had a limited season last year so they just need to see my film. A lot of teams have asked for my film after every one of my games."

With a shortened season from a year ago, Proche and his Prime Prep Academy teammates have a full schedule this season and are aiming to prove any naysayers wrong.

"We have a big chip on our shoulder, I want to hopefully go undefeated," he said. "We want to show everybody that Prime Prep deserves to play with the big boys."


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