Haughton Discusses TCU offer

TCU extended an offer to Waco Midway 2015 safety Kahlil Haughton on Thursday.

The Frogs are putting the finishing touches on their 2014 class, but they've already got an early start to offering some of the top prospects for the 2015 class.

On Thursday night, the Frogs extended an offer to one of the risers in the class, Waco Midway's Kahlil Haughton.

Haughton, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound safety had already secured offers from Oregon State and Baylor before receiving the offer from the Frogs. The offer came as a surprise to Haughton, admitting that he hadn't received a ton of correspondence from the Frogs.

"It's pretty good, I was kind of surprised and I wasn't really expecting it because I haven't got a lot of letters from them or anything," Haughton said of receiving the TCU offer. "I really didn't have an idea I was going to get an offer. But, I'm pretty excited about it."

Haughton received the offer after talking to TCU cornerbacks coach Clay Jennings. The Frogs also extended an offer to his teammate Devontre Strickland the same day.

"He called Coach Gambill and later we gave Coach Jennings a call and he told us we both had offers to TCU," he said. "That was pretty much it."

Although he doesn't know much about TCU at the moment, he visited the campus during the season when the Frogs hosted Texas. The visit impressed Haughton.

"We went up to the TCU and Texas game and I was really impressed with the campus, it looked really nice. I really liked the stadium and atmosphere, I thought it was really, really good; I enjoyed it," he said. "I don't really know a lot about them, I didn't really keep up with them until they got in the Big 12. I know they're pretty decent and have some great players of course."

In addition to the three offers he has, Haughton is receiving interest from several others at the moment.

"I'm thinking probably Oklahoma State, Duke; those are the one's contacting the most on Twitter," he said. "Through the mail I've been getting letters from Arkansas, Oregon State, Michigan State, Oklahoma and a couple of other schools.

"The Oklahoma State coach contacted me on Twitter and he was saying they were having their junior days and he would really like it if I could come up there and meet the coaching staff and everything."

Baylor is another program Haughton has been impressed with, especially with the Bears recent run of success. However, although Baylor is the hometown team, Haughton isn't afraid to leave Waco. In fact, it's something he's heavily considering.

"I've always grown up liking Baylor but I'm still open to looking at any options," he said. "I wouldn't mind leaving Texas or staying in Texas. I've really been impressed with their recent rise."

What are the main factors he's looking for in a program?

"Location really isn't a problem, I'm looking at going to a school anywhere," he said. "Academic wise, it has to be pretty good because I want to get a degree and come out of school with a lot of opportunities. I want the atmosphere to be good, that's also something I'm looking into. And of course the coaching staff has to be great; one that actually cares about you and know that you're taken care of."

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