Verrett talks about TCU commitment

He didn't get a lot of attention coming out of high school, but after a standout freshman season, Santa Rosa CB Jason Verrett (5-10, 170) saw recruiting really hit a fever pitch and that resulted in an offer from the TCU coaching staff and after taking a visit to Fort Worth, Texas this past weekend he decided to become a Horned Frog...

"Yep, I committed to TCU," an excited Verrett told this week. "I loved everything about the visit and when I committed, the coaches were really happy.

"They liked my quickness and my ball skills and they also liked the fact that I had four years to play three when I get there, so they have a while to work with me."

Playing in every game for Santa Rosa this season, Verrett filled up the stat sheet, posting 44 tackles, four interceptions, 16 passes defensed, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and a blocked kick.

He also managed to post a 21 yard average on 26 kickoff returns including one he took back 84 yards for a touchdown and averaged 15.2 yards on 12 punt returns.

While he put up solid tackling numbers, Verrett admitted he still needed to work on his tackling technique.

"I think, if I had to work on one thing, it would be my form-tackling," Verrett admitted. "I mean, I can still come up and force the run and make tackles in the open field, but I can get stronger and bigger and have a little bit better form, so that's what I plan to do this spring as I get ready to play at the next level."

In addition to his offer from TCU, Verrett also had offers from San Jose State, Boise State and UTEP.

Verrett was a solid prep at Rodriquez (Fairfield, Ca.) High School, but he didn't get a lot of recruiting attention.

"I had a friend who I was working out with and he had played at Santa Rosa and he said I should keep playing ball and if I was going to do that, Santa Rosa was the best place I could go," Verrett said. "The coaches here at Santa Rosa have a great reputation for getting guys ready to play at the next level and we played against the top competition in JC every week practically."

Verrett will sign his letter-of-intent on December 15th and he will have four years to play three once he arrives at TCU.

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