Small Talks Victory and TCU Commitment

The TCU Horned Frogs are attempting to lock down local talent and Arlington Bowie's Niko Small is proud to be staying home to help the Frogs achieve their goals. HornedFrogBlitz.com caught up with Small after he and his Bowie teammates escaped with a 28-27 victory over Arlington Sam Houston last Thursday night.

Niko Small committed to the TCU Horned Frogs back in June but that hasn’t stopped other programs from chasing the talented defender. Coming off a huge game against rival Sam Houston, where Small pulled down two important interceptions, the Bowie star talked about his performance and about his commitment to the TCU.

”On that play (the final interception) I just saw the quarterback look to the left and I knew he was going to throw it up” he said. “I was just hoping for the best and when I saw the ball up there, I knew it was mine; I started running with it but I just decided I was going to sit down to end the game.”

With Sam Houston coming in to the game at (3-0), they felt like they could give Bowie a run for their money, and they did all the way until the end. But, it was the pre-game smack talk from the Texans that woke up the Volunteers and made them realize that their opponent wasn’t about to lay down.

”Everything sounds good before the game when they’re talking but when we hit them in the mouth, we got to see how much they yelled then” said Small. “It was a tougher game than we thought it would be but really, on our part, we made a lot of mental mistakes but we came out with the win at the end and that’s all that matters.”

With offers on the table from programs such as TCU, Stanford, Mississippi State and more, Small says a couple of programs have continued their pursuit of him. Even though the interest is there from other teams, Small says he’s all about TCU and he loves what he’s seen from his future teammates this season.

”I’ve been to every home game that they’ve had and they play really good ball” he said. “Especially their defense in the last game (Minnesota), all three safeties got a pick and they just swarm to the ball and it’s a great place.”

”They run the same defense Bowie runs here so I know I can get in there and it’s a perfect fit” he said. “Stanford is still coming after me but I’m ready to get to TCU.”

The future Frog receiver had one more thing to say to TCU fans about what they can expect from him when he gets to campus.

”They can just expect a ballplayer that comes with passion” he said. “I’m bringing a lot of passion to TCU when I come.”


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