National signing day always comes with its fair share of twists and turns,good and bad, for most college programs, and TCU is no exception.
Here are five things that could change come Wednesday:
1. Sci Martin flips to LSU
On Saturday, TCU commit Sci Martin reportedly visited LSU unofficially. And now, according to sources, the 3-star defensive end is expected to decommit and sign with LSU. Even though Martin denied rumors about him still considering LSU, it seems like he’s changed his mind. But Frog fans shouldn’t worry too much since 4-star DE Isaiah Chambers and Gary Overshown are expected to join the highly rated JuCo transfer Mat Boesen in Fort Worth this summer.
2. Tyrie Cleveland flips to TCU
Though TCU’s coaching staff may be expecting to lose Martin to LSU, it seems like they feel good about Tyrie Cleveland. The Houston commit is expected to announce his Top 2 schools on Tuesday, and if one of them is TCU, they have to feel good about their chances. And even though Cleveland said his weekend visit to Florida made a big impression on him, he still said TCU and Arkansas are still in the mix. It appears that TCU is still in the picture, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he signs with the Frogs on Wednesday.
3. Kyle Porter signs with TCU
Like Cleveland, running back Kyle Porter also has TCU and Arkansas at the top of his lists. The Razorbacks got the 4-star’s last visit, but it seems like TCU’s coaching staff still feels good about landing Porter on signing day. Given TCU’s need for another running back in this class and persistent pursuit of Porter, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Katy High School senior decides to sign with the Frogs.
UPDATE: Kyle Porter committed to Texas this morning. It was a suprise for most of us in the recruiting world. We'll see if TCU decides to land another running back or stand pat with commits Darius Anderson and Sewo Olonilua
4. Adewale Omotosho chooses Oklahoma State
With four commits who can possibly play receiver, and the strong possibility of Cleveland flipping to TCU, I think Adewale Omotosho will sign Oklahoma State. That’s not to say the Plano East star receiver definitely won’t pick the Frogs, but the Cowboys only have two wide receivers committed so far in their 2016 class. UCLA and SMU are also possible destinations for Omotosho, but I think OK-State has the lead here.
UPDATE: Now I'm hearing that Adewale Omotosho may be leaning towards UCLA, who he visited this weekend.
5. TCU finishes with a Top 15 recruiting class
Even though I believe Martin and Omotosho won’t end up signing with TCU, there’s still a good possibility that both Cleveland and Porter will commit, which should be good enough to keep TCU in the Top 15 of Scout’s Team Recruiting Rankings. The Frogs are currently ranked No.12 nationally and first in the Big 12, and I don’t expect that ranking to change too drastically if they add a couple prospects while holding on to the rest of the recruits who are already committed.