Texada Receiving Heavy Interest

The TCU Horned Frogs are keeping a close eye on 2016 CB Raleigh Texada. The 5'10" DB is beginning to gain serious attention from some big time programs. HornedFrogBlitz.com has the latest with the rising sophomore.

The TCU Horned Frogs hosted a solid group of recruits last weekend when they opened the doors to Amon G. Carter stadium for the 2014 Spring game. One of the recruits that took in the sights and sounds was class of 2016 DB, Raleigh Texada. The explosive young defender liked what he saw from the Frogs and gave us the scoop on his visit.

"It went good and I really like how Coach Perry is coaching the DB's" he said. "And it was really cool seeing my brother (Ranthony Texada) and Cydney Calvin play on the field again together."

The younger Texada went on to express how special it was to watch his older brother perform on the college football stage.

"It was pretty awesome and it was great seeing him play since I haven't seen him play since high school" said Texada. "He's definitely gotten better and he's gotten a whole lot bigger and faster than he was." "He didn't really give up anything out there in the scrimmage and he was a very solid tackler out there."

As far as what Ranthony has told him about what to expect should he come to TCU, Raleigh didn't hesitate.

"He just told me that Coach Perry has really been teaching him a lot and he really likes that Coach Perry came into the program" said Texada. "He shows a lot of emotion out there and I know if I were to ever go there, I would just need to keep working harder on my foot work and get stronger so that I would be ready when I got there."

As far as his relationship with the other coaches, Texada says he likes the way he gets along with all of the coaches on the TCU staff. It doesn't hurt that he already knew a couple of them from being around Ranthony's recruitment.

"I met Coach Teague and he introduced me to all the other coaches and they all knew who I was" he said. "I had already met a couple of them before so it was nice."

With more and more mail coming each day, it's just a matter of time before the offers start rolling in for Texada. So who are some of the schools that are showing interest recently?

"Baylor is showing me a lot of interest and they really like me" said the talented DB. "They watched my film and I took an unofficial visit down there the day before TCU's spring game."

"I met all the coaches and they really like me, it went great down there."

"Mississippi State is looking at me and they said they really like my film and they want me to get down there for their spring game this coming weekend" said Texada. "Oklahoma's been sending me mail recently and I've been getting a lot mail from Cincinnati, Oklahoma State, Tulsa and today I got mail from Louisville and Memphis."

After watching his older brother go through the process, Texada admits that it's kind of nice to be recognized for all the hard work he's put in.

"It feels great because I'm not just going and watching them talk to him and it feels great to get a little more attention for all my hard work" he said. "I've been working really hard; I worked hard to get on the varsity football field and now I'm working hard to get a scholarship."

Texada says he's going to try to make it to Mississippi State this coming weekend but it's not set in stone yet. With more and more schools showing interest, it looks like it's just a matter of time before this 2016 prospect hits the big time.


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