By Jamie Plunkett
Frogs Today staff writer
TCU is on fire on the recruiting trail as the early signing period approaches Wednesday. The Horned Frogs recently landed five commitments in a 72-hour span, all of whom are 4-star recruits.
First, the No. 1 cornerback from the JUCO ranks committed to TCU on Thursday. Trinity Valley Community College’s Channing Canada visited TCU earlier in the week and jumped at the chance to join the Frogs.
Then, one of the best single days in TCU recruiting history took place Friday.
Jamel Johnson was the first of three commitments. The four-star safety from Arlington was soon joined by Florida transfer Avery Helm and four-star safety Randon Fontenette from Freeport. All three are defensive backs.
Johnson and Fontenette are both ranked in the top 50 of the highest rated recruits to commit to TCU all time, while Helm is rated as the No. 30 cornerback currently in the transfer portal according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings*.
The momentum continued Saturday, with Alabama wide receiver JoJo Earle committing. Earle, an Aledo graduate, is the No. 8 wide receiver in the portal and has three years to play two.
Their commitments bring the Frogs to 25 total players, 23 of whom count against the 2023 class. TCU’s class is currently ranked No. 17 in the country, and if that number holds it would be the highest-rated class in TCU history.
Meanwhile, the additions of Helm and Earle give TCU the No. 9 transfer class for 2023.
While the momentum is nice, TCU is far from finished with this recruiting class. Several more high school recruits and transfer portal prospects are expected to join the ranks next week.
Here’s the latest on where TCU could find its next several commitments.
Meanwhile, you can also keep up with all the transfers in and out of the program with the Frogs Today Transfer Portal Tracker.