2010 Verbal #2

Things have been pretty quiet since Argyle's David Johnson gave his verbal commitment to play for TCU in 2010. That changed today as Gary Patterson and company picked up their second verbal committment. Who could it be? Find out inside BigPurpleNation.com!

Things have been pretty quiet since Argyle's David Johnson gave his verbal commitment to play for TCU in 2010. That changed today as Gary Patterson and company picked up their second verbal for next years' class by landing Robert E. Lee High School's Blake Roberts.

BigPurpleNation got in touch with Lee head coach Mike Owens and he said Roberts is happy with his decision to join the Frogs.

"Blake has had lots of opportunities to play somewhere, but I talked to him last Friday and TCU was clearly where he wanted to go," Owens said. "No doubt about it."

In 2008, the junior linebacker accounted for 119 tackles, 4 sacks, 7 TFL and an interception.

Roberts fits the mold of either a linebacker or defensive end in an aggressive Patterson defense. Standing 6'3 and weighing 220 pounds, the REL standout has the frame to develop into a great player at the college level. But what is really intriguing about him is his 4.5 speed in the forty-yard dash.

"The guy has great foot-speed, great instinct and he's very physical," Owens said. "He's a kid whose best years are ahead of him. I could see him putting on an extra fifteen or twenty pounds and really getting after people."

TCU has developed a solid relationship with Owens' staff over the last two years, as safety Tekerrein Cuba, offensive lineman Trevius Jones and center Jake Kirkpatrick are all former Red Raiders.

"Coach Patterson has done a great job with that program," Owens said. "Our school has a pretty good history with TCU."

Owens said he expects Roberts to have a great senior season now that he is done with his recruitment.

"This should take the pressure off of him and just allow him to play free," he said. "I expect for him to have a big season next year."


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