TCU is filling needs early in the 2018 recruiting cycle. Their offense struggled with inconsistency last season, and a lot of that can be attributed to spotty offensive line play. Coach Gary Patterson obviously wants to fix the line play over the next few years, and adding Grand Prairie standout Esteban Avila to a class that already has the 49th best guard, Devin Phillips, should give a serious boost to the line a few years down the road.
— Esteban Avila (@Esteban_avila27) March 7, 2017
THE AVILA FILE
|Name||Hometown||Position||Position Ranking||Star Rating|
|Esteban Avila||Grand Prairie, TX||OG||36||⭐⭐⭐|
Avila committed to TCU over offers from Kansas State, Utah, UTSA, and North Texas. As you can tell from that offer sheet, Avila has flown under the radar to this point in his recruitment, though that will change. If he goes to regional camps throughout the summer, he’ll fly up the recruiting rankings, and TCU may have to fight off teams like Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and LSU.
Avila is the third recruit to join the 2018 TCU recruiting class, a class that ranks 39th in the 247Sports class rankings, and 6th in the Big 12. He’s the highest rated prospect in the class, at 754th in the country.
Esteban is a really fun player to watch. He’s 6-foot-3.5, though that may be underselling him a bit, though he’s a legitimate 305 pounds, and it shows up in his film. He’s got good speed for his size, and while he’s used mostly as a tackle for his high school team, he shows off his guard potential when he gets into space. He has a tendency to absolutely demolish defenders on pulls, and while he might need to get a bit leaner to thrive on an up-tempo offense, like the one TCU runs.