Cornelius Discusses Decision To Switch

TCU landed commitment No. 12 for their 2014 class on Friday when Shreveport Evangel receiver Jared Cornelius switched from Arkansas to TCU.

The momentum for TCU recruiting continued for the Frogs on Friday as they landed a commitment from Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian receiver Jared Cornelius. It's the third commitment in an 8-day span for the Frogs coaching staff.

Cornelius was a long-time commitment to Arkansas, committing to the Razorbacks in early August. But TCU stayed in contact with the 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver and on Thursday Cornelius and his family made the trip to Ft. Worth for an official visit.

Cornelius finished his official visit on Friday, meeting with head coach Gary Patterson before he and his family left town. He gave Patterson the good news of his commitment during the meeting.

"He walked out of the office and announced it to the entire staff," Cornelius text. "So, he was pretty excited."

From the "family" feel he and his family received while on the visit, to a change in offensive philosophy; all played a part in him making the switch from the SEC program.

"I loved the whole vibe of the place; the family feel," Cornelius sent via text about TCU. "And I the fact that they're going to throw the heck out of the ball (also played a factor)."

Also helping the recruiting effort for the Horned Frogs was new offensive coordinator, Doug Meacham, who recruited Cornelius while at Houston. Cornelius admitted the addition of Meacham to the staff had also had a big influence on his decision.

"Yes sir, the offensive changes were big," he said.

Cornelius will have a chance to make an immediate impact for the Frogs as an early enrollee. As a senior in 2013, the Scout.com three-star receiver caught 87 passes for 1,408 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Among the schools who had offered the talented playmaker were Baylor, Houston, Missouri, San Diego State and Tennessee. He also received recent interest from Notre Dame.


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