Olonilua Discusses TCU commitment

TCU added two commitments for their 2016 class on Saturday following their 55-3 rout over Iowa State. Joining the Frogs first was Kingwood linebacker prospect Sewo Olonilua. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder recently discussed what led to his commitment with HornedFrogBlitz.com.

Shortly after TCU defeated Iowa State 55-3 on Saturday to claim a share of the Big 12 Championship, the Frogs received more good news as they received a commitment from one of their top targets in the 2016 class; Kingwood linebacker Sewo Olonilua.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder just picked up an offer from the Frogs last week and was getting interest from Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M among others.

The Iowa State game was the second time Olonilua had attended a game in Ft. Worth this season. During his first visit, Olonilua felt like he was a priority to the staff. His most recent visit on Saturday gave him the same feeling; which is why he knew TCU was the place for him.

“I committed because of the love the TCU staff has for me.” Olonilua told HornedFrogBlitz.com via Twitter. “They showed that on my first visit by waiting for me in the hallway and giving me a private tour. I also love what Coach P (Patterson) has done with the team. He is a great coach. He's won at all levels and I believe in him.”

The news brought even more excitement around the football offices on Saturday according to Olonilua.

“They were very excited! When I told Coach P he gave me the hardest handshake and hug I've ever gotten before,” he said. “It was the same with Coach Cross!”

Although he plays on both sides of the ball for Kingwood, Olonilua says he was recruited to play safety or linebacker for Patterson’s defense. With the success the Frogs’ on defense and the fact Patterson is a defensive minded coach; Olonilua admits that was a big selling point as well.

“That was a big part in my decision,” he said. “He's the best defensive coach out there. And he gets people to the league.”

TCU already has five commitments for their 2016 class; four-star safety Christian Wallace committed to the Frogs not long after Olonilua did. Olonilua says the future Frogs have already built a good bond and look to continue to the Frogs’ recent rise.

“We have a plan to be something special,” he said. “Me, Brennan (Wooten) and new commit Christian Wallace have been talking about it for a while.”

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