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TCU DB Vernon Scott Has Surprised So Far As A True Freshman

TCU head coach Gary Patterson said the Frogs have been surprised so far by true freshman DB Vernon Scott.

On Wednesday TCU head coach Gary Patterson said the staff has been surprised so far by true freshman defensive back Vernon Scott, from Mansfield Summit high school. 

The former three-star Texas prep didn't have the eye-popping offers some players have out of high school, but showed enough at the TCU camp to warrant an offer. 

So what did Scout.com see in Scott as a player coming out of high school? 

"Scott is an intriguing prospect in the secondary thanks to his size, which could potentially make him position-versatile at the P5 level. Possesses fantastic frame for a CB. Frame potential to be enormous CB, or play S or nickel. Long-armed. Consistently makes tackles in space. Adequate verified speed for CB position. Can improve technique and lateral agility. Possesses a lot of upside and skills that translate to multiple positions." - Gabe Brooks, Midland recruiting analyst 

It is early, the Frogs first practice isn't even in the books, but the true freshman appears to be on the right track. 

"He came in narrow-headed and worked hard," said senior defensive back Denzel Johnson. "Anytime he had questions he asked one of the older guys or Coach P. He's willing to learn and is very coachable."


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