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TCU lands 4-star defensive tackle Ross Blacklock

TCU lands a big recruit from All-America Army Bowl, 4-star defensive lineman Ross Blacklock

TCU landed a huge recruit on Saturday, both on paper and in size.

Four-star defensive tackle prospect Ross Blacklock committed to TCU, picking the Frogs' hat from a selection that included Texas A&M and Houston.

The massively sized defensive tackle Blacklock (who weighs in at 326 pounds) had offers from more than 15 schools, but TCU and Texas A&M emerged as the favorites to land the Missouri City lineman. Blacklock visited A&M on Dec. 12, and was expected to visit TCU in January. He had plenty of interest from SEC schools as well, particularly Alabama and LSU. He had tentative plans to make an official visit to one of the schools in addition to TCU, but he chose mid-week to make his committment at the Army Bowl game.

Blacklock is the No. 7 defensive tackle prospect from Texas and ranked as the 249th best prospect in the nation by the Scout's 300. Given Blacklock's size and skill, as well as long-time mainstay Davion Pierson's graduation, he will likely be in immediate competition with guys like Aaron Curry and Chris Bradley for time in rotation for defensive tackle.

Check out some of his highlights below:

TCU players and personnel were quick to praise the newest and 19th commit to the Horned Frogs' 2016 recruiting class.

Other notes

Sewo Olonilua, another commit to TCU's 2016 class, played in the Army Bowl game after getting the Glenn Davis award on Friday. The running back did his best LaDainian Tomlinson impression when he scored, and flashed some incredible Frog Factor while doing so.

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