South Grand Prairie (Texas) high school 2018 offensive lineman Esteban Avila took in TCU junior day in early February. While in Fort Worth, the 6-foot-3, 300-pound prospect received an offer from the Frogs.
On Tuesday, he cashed it in. https://twitter.com/Esteban_avila27/status/839240536032694274
“A lot of people like to wait for their decision, but it took a big load off me pressure wise,” Avila told Scout.com on Tuesday night. “TCU is where I wanted to be. It took a load off me when I talked to my parents about it.”
TCU beat out Utah, Kansas State, North Texas and Texas-San Antonio for his services. Don’t be surprised to see his offer list grow – despite the commitment.
“My parents were a big influence in the decision,” said Avila. “They felt that was the place for me. I felt it when I was there as well, but I thought I only had five offers. I felt it was too early to pull the trigger. My parents though told me, ‘if this is where you want to go, why not?’”
So the high school offensive tackle called Coach Thomsen on Monday.
“He said he was excited to have me on board. He told he would talk to Coach Patterson about it,” said Avila. “I called him today and he said everything was ‘good to go.’”
While a position hasn’t been locked in, TCU has asked Avila if he has snapped in the past.
“I haven’t ever before. I don’t know if I could do it, but would try,” said Avila. “I think I’m versatile and can adapt with what I have to work with in front of me. I can make changes to make a stop. I’m aggressive also on the field…I don’t think I’m going to play offensive tackle at the next level. I’m only 6-foot-3, I think I’m done growing. I would guess guard. But I will be open to anything – as long as I’m helping the team.”
Scout.com will hit up a spring practice for the offensive lineman in the coming month.