|The Frogs currently have six scholarship cornerbacks on the roster led by All-American Jason Verrett. Sophomore Deante' Gray, who played cornerback last season, is projected to move back to receiver.|
|Returning Statistical Leaders|
|Tackles: Verrett; 63|
|INT: Verrett; 6|
|PBU: Verrett; 22|
|TFL: Verrett; 5|
UNIT RANKING: A
STRENGTHS: Experience, size, speed
WEAKNESS: for now, overall depth
The Frogs obviously have some experience returning, and they have some good one's ready to come in and add some depth. Keivon Gamble returns for his senior season after shining as a special teams member in 2012. He adds good depth at field corner. Two players are expected to not only add depth but could compete for starting positions as well; David Jenkins and Travoskey Garrett. Both have great size to cover Big 12 receivers and have drawn praise from Gary Patterson in the past. Jenkins sat out last season after transferring from LSU while Garrett battled a knee injury that forced him to miss yet another year of football. It's yet to be seen if he's totally healed. Kolby Griffin shores up the cornerback spot and is another key player ready to contribute and gives the Frogs yet another big-bodied corner.
What to watch: Will Jenkins and Garrett challenge White?White proved last season that he won't go down without a fight to keep his starting position. But, at 5-10, 180 he's not the typical prototype boundary corner Patterson usually puts on the field. Enter Jenkins, who with a 6-1 frame and 4.4 speed, could be ready to give White all he can handle. Patterson mentioned more than once last fall with how impressed he was with Jenkins. Remember, Jenkins was a four-star corner out of Hebron in 2011 who signed with LSU. It's been mentioned ad nauseum. For Garrett, it's all about being healthy and we won't know that fully until the first couple of spring practices.
Breakout player: David Jenkins
Keep an eye on: Travoskey GarrettIs he healthy? That's the biggest question on everyone's mind right now. If he is, watch out. Like Jenkins, Garrett is a big-bodied corner who stands nearly 6-2 and when healthy runs a 4.41 forty. Not many receivers are going to get behind that type of corner. Also like Jenkins, Garrett is a player who Patterson has spoke highly of since Garrett hit TCU's campus in the summer of 2011, even noting the possibility of him playing as a true freshman before he was injured.
- Verrett and White end spring as the starters but watch for Jenkins to battle White
- Jenkins gets the most praise from Patterson
- Griffin gets some reps at safety