Big Names Expected for Saturday

TCU will host several big names on Saturday as they host their second junior day.

Fresh off an impressive 2014 signing class which finished #38 in the nation by Scout.com, the TCU coaches aren't slowing down just yet as they plan to host their second junior day on Saturday.

Several big names are expected to make their way to the Ft. Worth campus, including 15 players who are already listed on the 2015 Scout.com Top 300 list.

Headlining the group of potential visitors are five-star prospects Malik Jefferson and DaMarkus Lodge. Jefferson, the No. 1 outside linebacker and No. 2 overall prospect in the nation has offers from coast to coast while Lodge ranks as the No. 2 receiver and No. 16 overall prospect. Lodge has already named TCU as one of his top ten schools early in the process.

Another high profile prospect expected to be in attendance is Ennis defensive end James Lockhart. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder is regarded as the top defensive end prospect in Texas and No. 14 defensive end in the country. He ranks as the No. 74 overall player in the country.

If the 2014 class proved anything, the Frogs want good receivers and plenty of them. Six receivers are expected to be in attendance headlined by Dallas Skyline's Carlos Strickland (#111), Cy Ridge's Kemah Siverand (#180) and Aledo's Ryan Newsome (#204). The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Strickland recently named TCU among his early leaders as has Newsome. Newsome picked up his tenth offer Friday night from the high-flying Oregon Ducks. Siverand already holds offers from the likes of Texas, Texas A&M and Ohio State among others.


Jones is a top priority for the Frogs
One of the top running backs in the country is also expected to be in town; McKinney North speedster Ronald Jones. Jones was one of the most impressive runners in 2013, rushing for nearly 2,500 yards and 39 touchdowns. Jones is rated as a four-star and ranked as the nation's No. 18 running back prospect. He also comes in at No. 121 in the Scout.com Top 300.

Joining Jones as a running back visitor is Cedar Hill's Aca'Cedric Ware. The 5-foot-10, 195-pounder rushed for 125 yards against Katy in the Longhorns' state championship win last December.

And don't worry offensive line fans, the Frogs are definitely bringing in some beef this weekend. Headlining the group are three Scout.com 300 members; Houston Westfield 6-foot-5, 280-pounder Toby Weathersby (#118), Flower Mound Marcus tackle Keaton Sutherland and Mesquite Horn's Conner Dyer (#144). Weathersby ranks as the No. 13 offensive tackle prospect while Dyer is ranked as the No. 7 guard. Sutherland, who received his first offer from TCU last summer, rounds out the group as the No. 27 tackle prospect. Joining the three highly ranked players is Isaiah Edwards out of Cinco Ranch. Edwards, who ranks as the No. 34 guard prospect is one of the largest players in the state; tipping the scales at 6-foot-6, 360-pounds.

Also expected to be in attendance is 2016 five-star prospect Greg Little. The 6-foot-6, 285-pounder out of Allen already holds a TCU offer in addition to the many others he's already received from coast to coast.

Defensively, the names expected to be in attendance are equally impressive to the offensive playmakers.

In addition to Lockhart on the defensive line, Darrion Daniels out of Dallas Bishop Dunne is expected to be in attendance. Daniels holds offers from TCU, Notre Dame, Texas, Oklahoma, USC, Texas Tech and Baylor among many others. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder is rated as the No. 13 defensive tackle prospect in the country but is also getting interest as an offensive lineman.

George Ranch defensive end Kingsley Keke is also expected to be in attendance. At 6-foot-4, 270-pounds, Keke has the ability to play either end or tackle in college. TCU offered Keke a few weeks ago.

The Frogs already have two linebackers committed for their 2015 class, but adding a few more definitely wouldn't be a bad thing to add more depth. Headlining the group expected to be in attendance is Ridge Point's Cameron Townsend. Yet another Scout.com Top 300 player, Townsend holds offers from TCU, Texas, USC, Oklahoma, Michigan and Baylor among others. Townsend visited TCU last August. Joining Townsend is another highly touted prospect; Plano East's Landis Durham. A big linebacker at 6-foot-3, 225-pounds, Durham also boasts 4.5 speed. Durham is currently rated as the No. 12 middle linebacker prospect. Another name to watch, especially for TCU fans is Lenoy Jones Jr. Jones' father Lenoy played at TCU in the mid-90's. The hard hitting linebacker out of Waco Midway recorded 162 tackles in 2013.


Haughton is a top prospect at safety
Houston Lamar cornerback Holton Hill leads an impressive list of defensive backs expected to be in attendance. Hill ranks as the No. 154 prospect in the Scout.com Top 300 and as the No. 16 cornerback prospect in the country. Hill attended a TCU camp last summer. In addition to Hill, the Frogs will welcome Waco Midway safety Kahlil Haughton. The Frogs offered the 6-foot-2, 170-pound safety just a few weeks ago. Haughton ranks as the No. 22 safety prospect in the country. Deshon Elliott is another hard-hitting safety expected to be in attendance. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder out of Rockwall-Heath is regarded as the No. 30 safety prospect in the nation and received a TCU offer last week.

The Frogs already have seven commitments for the 2015 class and five of them are expected to be in attendance; Breylin Mitchell, Semaj Thomas, P.J. Mbanasor, Jarrison Stewart and Alec Dunham will be making their way to Ft. Worth on Saturday. Mitchell and Mbanasor are both four-star prospects and rated in the Scout.com Top 300. Mitchell is rated as the No. 27 defensive end prospect while Mbanasor saw a recent bump in his ranking to the No. 32 cornerback prospect in the country.

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