The TCU Horned Frogs are amassing speed at every position and they continue to look for ways to add more all the time. KeShawn Somerville (5’10” 170) is another prospect that possesses this important skill and TCU would love to snag him from Big 12 rival, Baylor. During the Frogs’ “Under the Lights” camp, Somerville clocked a blazing 4.37 in the forty, just what the doctor ordered for the TCU defensive backfield.
HornedFrogBlitz.com caught up with the Pflugerville Hendrickson star tonight and the speedy defender discussed the lull in recruiting now that he’s verbally pledged to the Baylor Bears as well as TCU’s heavy interest.
”It’s kind of slow right now but I think once September 1st comes and they can talk to us again, it’s going to blow up again” he said. “I’m just chillin’ right now but once the season starts back up, it’s on.”
Although he holds just the two offers from Baylor and TCU at the moment, Somerville is getting heavy interest from Nebraska as well as Texas Tech. Expect the number of schools in pursuit of the lock down defender to increase dramatically in the very near future.
When Baylor offered back in early June, Somerville jumped on the offer. TCU followed soon after with their offer, although the Frogs had been planning on offering the talented defensive back for a while. From the sound of things, it’s far from over at this point.
”I’m still looking around because I still don’t know where I’m officially going to go” said Somerville. “I’m still young so I don’t know officially where I’m going but I’m still making my moves and checking out these campuses and facilities right now.”
”I caught up with Coach P and Coach Glasgow and all of them and they’re real cool” he said. “They treat me like family and they treat my family like family as well and that’s what I like about them; anything can go right now, I’m still open for anything.”
Somerville was alluding to his visit after TCU offered and from the sound of things, he really liked it. As a matter of fact, he’s been to the campus multiple times and each time he says he finds something new that he likes.
”I went to their Under the Lights camp and then I’m going to go back up there on the 18th (of July)” he said. “I’m not working out but they want me to come up there to check it out again so I’ll definitely be there.”
”I went back up there after they offered me and talked to Coach Patterson” he said. “It was me, my mom and my little brother and we went around the campus and they have a beautiful campus and nice facilities.”
From the sound of it, the Frogs made quite an impression. So, are they still in the hunt?
”Oh yes sir, most definitely.”
TCU has made their mark in the last 15 years on the defensive side of the ball and prospects have taken notice. With a new offense being installed, it’s likely just a matter of time before the Horned Frogs return to their championship caliber teams and Somerville sees those parts coming together.
”Defense wins championships” said Somerville. “The offense moves the ball, but the defense is what gets it done. TCU’s defense is really, really great and they’ll be winning championships again but they just need to get everything together and get all the right pieces in place again.”
Hailing from Round Rock, TX, Kevin White is someone that Somerville can look up to. The young defender says that he looks up to White and the way he plays the game and he’s happy to have a guy that he can relate to on and off the field.
”I talk to Coach Perry and Coach Glasgow and they want me to play corner or safety but really they can throw me anywhere and I can play like I’ve been playing it for years” he said. “I also talk to Kevin White, he’s from Round Rock so I know him and he’s real cool. He’s been talking to me and everything is great.”
With the July 18th camp quickly approaching, Somerville says he’ll check back in with us afterward to let us know how it all went down. Until then, stay logged on to HornedFrogBlitz.com for all of your TCU recruiting news.