TCU 2017 Commitments
- Shawn Robinson, QB, DeSoto (Texas) -- No. 62 overall in Scout 300
- Wes Harris, OG, Aledo (Texas) -- No. 20 guard nationally
- R.J. Sneed, WR, Cypress (Texas) Ranch -- No. 65 receiver nationally
- Lakendrick VanZandt, ATH, Henderson (Texas) -- No. 45 athlete nationally
- Trestan Ebner, ATH, Henderson (Texas) -- No. 49 athlete nationally
- Dennis Collins, DE/DT, West Monroe (La.) -- No. 62 defensive end nationally
- Kenedy Snell, WR, Waxahachie (Texas) -- No. 123 receiver nationally
Known Commodity -- Wes Harris, OG, Aledo (Texas)
With Wes Harris, what you see is what you get, and that's a 6-foot-4, 295-pound offensive lineman who relishes drive-blocking and opening holes in the run game. Harris a bona fide run-game mauler who has experience playing multiple spots in Aledo's front. He projects best to a guard position in college as he's a physical phone-booth blocker who usually wins at the point of attack.
Harris is Scout's No. 3 offensive guard in Texas for the 2017 class and a four-star prospect who's barely outside the Scout 300. Harris will team with mammoth lineman Chuck Filiaga, who moved in the offseason from California to Aledo, to give AHS a fearsome O-line duo yet again. Harris played the past couple of seasons with his older brother, Hunter Harris, a center who signed with Kansas.
As a sophomore in 2014, Harris helped Aledo to the Class 5A Division I state championship and a 15-1 record. A year ago, Aledo reached the Class 5A Division I state semifinals and finished 13-2. Expect another big year this fall from Harris and his Bearcats.
Commit I Want to See -- Shawn Robinson, QB, DeSoto (Texas)
Shawn Robinson's move to DeSoto from Denton Guyer was the biggest offseason move in Texas high school football not involving a coach.
Robinson, who started the past two years at Guyer after playing his freshman season at Saginaw Chisholm Trail, finds himself at powerhouse DeSoto after his mother got the head girls basketball coach job at DHS. Robinson takes over an offense that includes linemen committed to LSU, Texas, and Missouri, as well as a fleet of receivers and running backs with Power Five talent.
After a sensational sophomore season at Guyer that saw him account for more than 4,200 total yards of offense and 50 total touchdowns, Robinson battled nagging injuries as a junior, when he finished with 3,152 total yards and 29 TD's as he also dealt with virtually a complete receiving corps turnover at Guyer.
There's no doubt that Robinson possesses outstanding arm strength and athleticism. He's a big play waiting to happen as a runner and a time-buying scrambler as he regularly finds players downfield after fleeing the pocket to extend plays. He can occasionally be careless with the ball, but now as a senior with as much experience as he possesses, we expect him to improve that area.
The microscope is on Robinson after what some in the Texas high school football media claimed was a subpar junior season. I don't necessarily agree with that having seen him three or four times as a junior. I look forward to seeing him this fall as he re-establishes himself as TXHSFB's top 2017 quarterback.
Notable Uncommitted Targets
- Anthony Hines, ILB, Plano (Texas) East -- No. 19 overall in Scout 300
- Baron Browning, OLB, Kennedale (Texas) -- No. 25 overall in Scout 300
- Omar Manning, WR, Lancaster (Texas) -- No. 73 overall in Scout 300
- Taquon Graham, DE, Temple (Texas) -- No. 124 overall in Scout 300
- Devodrick "Buddy" Johnson, S/OLB, Dallas Kimball -- No. 136 overall in Scout 300
- Chuck Filiaga, OT, Aledo (Texas) -- No. 179 overall in Scout 300
- Corey Bethley, DE/DT, Katy (Texas) -- No. 49 defensive end nationally
- Octavius Evans, WR, Center (Texas) -- No. 80 receiver nationally
- Garret Wallow, S, River Ridge (La.) John Curtis -- No. 104 safety nationally
Possible Uncommitted Targets
- KD Nixon, ATH, DeSoto (Texas) -- No. 191 overall in Scout 300
- Kaegun Williams, RB, Cedar Hill (Texas) -- No. 21 running back nationally
- Sam Crawford, WR, Rockwall (Texas) -- No. 42 receiver nationally
- Riko Jeffers, ILB, Sachse (Texas) -- No. 20 inside linebacker nationally
- Dimitri Moore, OLB, Cedar Hill (Texas) -- No. 39 outside linebacker nationally