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TCU Lands 4-Star Safety Atanza Vongor

The Horned Frogs picked up a big piece of their 2018 class in 4-star safety Atanza Vongor.

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For the second time this season, TCU added two commitments to their 2018 class in a week as Atanza Vongor committed to TCU on Saturday. He joins Esteban Avila, who committed on Tuesday, as well as Devin Phillips and Ochaun Mathis, who both committed on January 29th. Vongor is the top recruit in the 2018 TCU class by more than 600 spots according to 247Sports. He currently ranks as the 137th best recruiting in the nation.


Name Hometown Position Position Ranking Star Rating
Atanza Vongor Grand Prairie, TX Safety 14 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Vongor committed to TCU over Texas and Baylor, citing TCU as “really [feeling] like home”. He also praised TCU for having a family atmosphere, and said that “the coaches are really genuine and solid and they have a great program, and have had one for a long time with Coach Patterson.”

Vongor’s commitment moves TCU up to 27th in the 247Sports class rankings, and 3rd in the Big 12. Vongor thinks he has the key to maintaining recruiting success as well, as he told 247Sports:

“Texas boys need to stay in Texas. The top recruits in the nation come from Texas and if these other schools didn’t have Texas guys, they wouldn’t be winning championships. If we can get some top guys in Texas to stay home and come to TCU, we are national championship bound.”

There is a bit of defense problem in the Big 12. TCU obviously wants to fix theirs, and because of their 3-3-5 approach, they need solid defensive backs. They’re certainly getting one in Vongor.

Vongor is a bigger safety, coming in a 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, and he can absolutely ball. he’s not the fastest safety in the world, but he’s quick, smart, he has solid ball skills, and he can absolutely thump, especially for a safety. Slot receivers should be dreading running across the field for years to come when this guy steps on the field in Fort Worth.


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