On Wednesday, TCU signed its best recruiting class in program history. But next year's class may be even a bigger haul for head coach Gary Patterson and his staff. Here's our Top 10 propects for the 2017 class that appear to be on TCU's radar.
1. Shawn Robinson
Shawn Robinson already committed to TCU back in June, but the Guyer High School (Denton, Texas) quarterback will be the guy the watch until signing day next year. If the Frogs sign Robinson, he will be the highest rated recruit that Gary Patterson has ever landed. Scout ranks Robinson as the No.1 recruit in Texas and the 10th best prospect in the class of 2017.
Although Robinson is TCU's top prospect, he struggled during his junior season by throwing for just 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. But during his sophmore campaign, Robinson was phenomenal. In 2014, Robinson racked up 4,215 total yards of offense and 50 total touchdowns. He threw for 2,799 yards, 33 touchdowns, and five interceptions, along with 1,416 yards and 17 rushing scores on 10.3 yards per carry.
It will be interesting to see if Robinson can improve his game during his senior season so he can stay on top of the national rankings. If he continues to struggle, he could slide a few spots.
2. Wes Harris
The other commit in TCU's 2017 class is Aledo High School's (Aledo, Texas) Wes Harris. Scout ranks the 6'4", 295 pound offensive guard prospect as the No.14 OG in the 2017 class, and the third best in the lone star state. As a freshman, Harris was named as a Freshman All-American by MaxPreps, then was named to the TWSA First Team during his junior and senior seasons.
3. Camron Buckley
Even though TCU signed a lot of very talented wide receivers on Wednesday, they will probably ink a couple more next year. One guy who seems to be in the Frogs' cross hairs is Cedar Hill's (Cedar Hill, Texas) Camron Buckley. Earlier in the week, it seemed like Buckley may pull the trigger and commit to TCU just beofre signing day, but it seems he was told to hold off on his decision. However, it seems that he may be the most likely candidate to commit to TCU the soonest. Buckley finished his junior season with 31 catches for 432 yards and a team-leading seven touchdowns on 13.9 yards per catch.
4. Omar Manning
Omar Manning is another wide receiver who TCU is eyeing to be a part of its 2017 signing class. Manning is a big target, who measures in at 6'3", 200 pounds. He's a red zone threat, who caught a team-high 12 touchdowns and averaged 20 yards per catch during his junior year at Lancaster High School (Lancaster, Texas). However, the Frogs will have to compete with the Aggies and the Sooners, among other 12 programs who haver offered him, for his commitment.
5. Kary Vincent Jr.
The biggest position of need for the 2017 class is defensive back. One of the top DB prospects the Frogs are persuing is cornerback Kary Vincent, Jr. The Memorial High School (Port Arthur, Texas) junior is an elite athlete as both a cover corner and a kick returner. Other schools in the mix for the 4-star prospect are: Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
6. Grant Delpit
On national signing day, Lamar High School (Houston, Texas) safety Grant Delpit reported a TCU offer. Delpit has the ideal fram for a safety, measuring in at 6'2", 175 pounds. Safety is a big need for this class, so TCU will be pushing hard over the next few months to secure him for 2017.
7. Taquon Graham
Despite an impressive defensive haul in 2016, TCU will be looking to take a couple for DEs in its 2017 class. The Frogs No.1 DE target appears to be Temple High School's (Temple, Texas) Taquon Graham. The 6'2", 220 pound prospect posses great ahtletic ability and has a very high ceiling. He has some work to do on his overall game, but has displayed good awareness and playmaking ability that has resulted in offers from elite programs such as: Baylor, Texas, Nebraska and Georgia.
8. Marvin Wilson
Defensive tackle Marvin Wilson will be a priority for many teams, including TCU, to sign a year from now. Scout ranks Wilson as the nations No.21 prospect, nationally, and as the nations No.1 defensive tackle in the class of 2017. His size and strength allow him to be a force as a pass rusher and an elite run stopper. During his sophmore season at Episcopal (Bellaire, Texas), Wilson recorded 67 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, and 15 sacks.
9. J.K. Dobbins
The lone star state's top athlete J.K. Dobbins will be the Horned Frogs' top running back target for the 2017 class. However, the Frogs will have to compete with several other top programs for the La Grange High School (La Grange, TX) prospect's signature. His other offers include: Texas, Stanford, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Texas A&M.
10. R.J. Sneed
Cypress Ranch (Cypress, Texas) wide receiver R.J. Sneed is another emerging prospect that is being eyed by the Horned Frogs. The Frogs offered Sneed earlier this week, and appears to be very much in the mix for TCU's 2017 class. Sneed finished his junior season with 34 catches for 559 yards and nine touchdowns on more than 16 yards per catch.