South Grand Prairie high school (Tex.) 2018 safety Atanza Vongor has a large offer list, but his most recent scholarship nod appears to be standing out.
After a visit to TCU in late July, Vongor picked up an offer from the Frogs.
“They have been a childhood favorite,” said Vongor. “My dad loved TCU. There have been a ton of players that have come out of there – LaDainian Tomlinson. Gary Patterson has really changed the program and have had some major success.”
Vongor realizes Patterson has a track record for putting defensive players in the league. It isn’t the main goal at this point, but a major plus. He’s just focused on working hard.
Currently the junior has offers from Alabama, Baylor, Texas, Clemson, Georgia, Iowa, Texas A&M and Michigan to name a few.
“I definitely will visit TCU. I’m not sure which game yet though. I was looking at their schedule the other day. Oklahoma is a possibility,” said Vongor. The last few years they have been so close (national championship contender). To be part of a team that could win a national title at TCU? That would be awesome.”
Vongor also expects take a few visits after the season.
The Warriors finished 7-5 last season. With Vongor back, plus five-star 2017 prospect Jeffrey Okudah, corner Ricky Rollerson (North Texas offer) and 2018 corner JaQuayin Greene (SMU offer), South Grand Prairie’s secondary is expected to be a strength in 2016.
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“I think we are going to be great. The defensive backs are definitely better than last year. We are looking better on each side of the football. It’s time to go get a ring,” said Vongor. “My football IQ has improved which has helped my game speed. Everything has slowed down for me. I’m a lot more comfortable back there.
“I want to put my team in a position to win every game. I just need to be sound in my game. I want to register 100 tackles this year. I just want to lock up and make plays.”
As a sophomore, Vongor played both sides of the football, finishing with 431 yards and five touchdowns on offense. He is considered the No. 1 safety in the state of Texas for the 2018 class.