TCU added the 16th commitment to their 2015 class on Friday, adding one of the most coveted prospects not only in the Lone Star state, but the entire country.
Two days after visiting TCU, South Grand Prairie, TX receiver Jaelan Austin gave his commitment to the Frogs during a visit back on campus on Friday.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder announced his decision via Twitter.
I'm officially committed to TCU ??????#?FunkyTown1?9? ?? pic.twitter.com/N81MwRZkEf— Jaelan Austin (@HE_GOING_PRO) August 1, 2014
Austin visited with HornedFrogBlitz.com to further detail why he chose the Frogs.
“I got a lot of family that’s around TCU and my mom is right down the street,” he said. “I also have a brother that plays basketball there (Chris Washburn). It was really good being close to family and the offense fit me better than any other school.”
Austin broke the news to TCU head coach Gary Patterson and cornerbacks coach Kenny Perry. Shortly after, it was spread throughout the coaching staff. Needless to say, the news brought on plenty of excitement.
“They were going crazy,” Austin said of the coaches. “It was actually just me, Coach Patterson and Coach Perry in the room and when I told him he went and got every single coach on the staff. Everybody was going crazy in Coach Patterson’s office.”
With Austin now in the fold, he joins a very impressive crop of receivers for the Frogs’ 2015 class joining Tony James, Jarrison Stewart, J.F. Thomas and Tre'vontae Hights. Austin says he spoke often with James and Stewart about committing to TCU.
“We talked all the time because we’re all really good friends,” Austin said of his relationship with his fellow Frog receivers. “We talked about it a lot; I talked about it a lot with Jarrison because I hang out with him more than anybody. He was the one every day to tell me to go to TCU.”
Austin is currently rated as the No. 71 receiver in the nation by Scout.com. He chose TCU over offers from Arkansas, Boise State, Baylor, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Texas A&M and Texas Tech among others.