File this under a slow breaking story. On May 23rd, Deshawn Raymond announced on his personal twitter that he will be transferring from TCU. The screen shot of the note he wrote is dated May 18th, so it looks like he’s taken time to make sure this is the right decision for him.
“First giving honor to God and TCU for granting me the chance of a lifetime.” Raymond said. “I want to thank Coach P [Patterson] for giving me this golden opportunity and allowing me to be apart [sic] of something special. The coaching I’ve received from Coach Gonzales and staff has made me a better player and person. I appreciate everything y’all did for me. With that being said, I’d like to announce that I’ll be transferring from TCU. I’m thankful for my Horned Frogs experience.”
Raymond brought a lot of excitement to Fort Worth when he committed. He was the 27th-ranked corner in the 2015 recruiting class, and the number 11 prospect overall out of Louisiana that year. He played in 11 games his true freshman year, but did not see the field in 2016 due to injuries.
While he has the talent to see the field for the Frogs, after his injuries last season and Julius Lewis and Jeff Gladney stepping up to fill the role, Raymond was entering this season buried on the depth chart. Not to mention, the Frogs picked up a couple of promising defensive backs in Michael Onyemaobi and Noah Daniels.
At 6-1 and 188 lbs. Raymond has good size for the cornerback position to go along with his elite speed and should have several FBS suitors ready to add him to their team. There is no word of where Raymond is thinking of transferring to just yet. However, if it is another Division I program he will have to sit out a year and since he missed last season to injury, he would lose a year of eligibility due to the 5-year clock.