The TCU Horned Frogs have landed their 7th commitment of the 2016 class and it’s another big one. Manvel’s D’Eriq King recently gave his verbal pledge to the TCU coaching staff and the Scout 300 prospect is excited about his decision. After witnessing an epic victory on a visit during the season, King decided to take a closer look at the program and he liked what he saw.
”I took a visit up there for the TCU/Texas Tech game and me and the coaching staff really hit it off” said King. “I have a good relationship with Coach Patterson and also Coach Cross, Coach Fitch and Coach Meacham and I talk to them every day.”
”Also, the fact that TCU is allowing me a chance to play quarterback is a big deal to me so that’s what really helped me.”
With offers from programs such as TCU, Clemson, Louisville, Michigan State, UCLA, Washington, Baylor and others, King has distinguished himself as an elite level athlete. Ranked as the #236 prospect in the Scout 300 for 2016, King is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. But the interest from a program that has yet to offer may give King something to think about, even if it’s just a slight interest in them at this point.
”I’m pretty much sure I want to go there (TCU), I’m about 95% sure” said King. “I’m not going to close all of the doors though.”
”I’m still hearing from other schools like Texas Tech, Cal and Oregon. Oregon is a school that recently started talking to me right when I committed to TCU but those are the only schools.”
The Horned Frogs have several things going for them with King’s recruitment and on his game day visit, the Frogs blew him away with their game day atmosphere, family environment and impressive facilities.
”The campus and facilities are second to none” he said. “When I went up there, it felt like a family environment the whole time I was there so I had a really good time. The fact that they won 82-27 and I saw what the offense did, that’s what made me start liking TCU.”
”Stability in a coaching staff is a good thing and the fact that I can count on those guys to be there when I get there is a big thing to me” he said. “And, they win in every conference they go in to so that was a deciding factor as well.”
With a commitment in place more than 12 months before signing day 2016, King will have to fend off constant advances from other programs throughout the country as they try to poach the Horned Frog commit. In the meantime, King has every intention to grow and improve alongside the rest of the 2016 TCU commits and he has a message for Horned Frog fans reading this story.
”I just want them to know that I’m the kind of player that you can always depend on” he said. “I’m accountable and I won’t get in to any trouble off of the field either.”