Collier is No. 16!

TCU added two commitments on Sunday with one of them being Munday, TX defensive lineman L.J. Collier.

TCU picked up commitments no. 15 and 16 on Sunday afternoon after hosting an impressive list of visitors over the weekend. First to give his commitment to TCU was Pearland offensive lineman Ryan Griswold. Not long after Griswold announced his commitment, Munday defensive end L.J. Collier soon followed.

The visit and commitment was just a formality for Collier, who actually gave a verbal commitment to Sonny Cumbie and the Frogs on Thursday night. However, he still had to speak with Frogs' head coach Gary Patterson to make his commitment official; which he told on Thursday that his intent was to commit on his official visit.

"He said it was great that I was part of the family," Collier said of Patterson's reaction to his commitment.

The one-time Texas Tech commit, interest from TCU started recently after the Red Raiders told Collier they would offer him only a greyshirt opportunity. That news obviously changed plans for Collier but in the end he still has a place to play in the Big 12.

Needless to say, Collier enjoyed his time in Ft. Worth over the weekend.

"I really liked it all a lot," Collier said of his TCU visit. "The stadium, academics; it was just a great place. I really liked the facilities a lot, the school and the players."

Collier also pointed to his previous relationship with Cumbie, who recruited Collier while he was an assistant at Texas Tech, was another key factor in his decision.

"It was real good because he was the guy that told me about the place and he's been there a few weeks now," Collier said of Cumbie. "It was good to know somebody in there."

At 6-foot-4, 245-pounds, Collier rarely came off the field for the Moguls; lining up anywhere from running back, tight end and receiver on offense to defensive end on defense. Collier rushed for nearly 200 yards on the season, caught 7 passes for 185 yards with 4 scores and recorded 64 tackles with 3 sacks and 12 quarterback hurries on defense. He even served as his team's kicker.

He was an easy choice for District MVP honors.

With such athleticism, he's the kind of player that historically has fit well in Patterson's defensive scheme. At 245 with a big frame, he'll likely make the transition to defensive tackle at TCU. It's a move that Collier is ready for.

"They said they were recruiting me as a defensive end but not to be surprised if they put me on the inside," he said. "It doesn't bother me."

With just over two weeks until signing day, Collier is happy the recruiting process is finally over.

"There's no looking back, it's the end of the process," he said.

Horned Frog Insider Top Stories