It’s been an odd year for TCU on the recruiting path. The Horned Frogs have recruited Louisiana almost as much as they have their home state, they’ve landed a number of extremely talented prospects, and they’ve had some of the most interesting battles for various recruits in of any team in the country. They were one mismanaged NFL Network interview away from landing wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase (now committed to Florida) back in July at The Opening, and they’re still in contention for five-star receiver Terrace Mitchell. Last night, TCU’s receiver confusing was cleared a little bit, as longtime target Tevailance Hunt committed to the Horned Frogs.
All glory to god I would like to announce that I'm 100% committed to…… ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
— T.HUNT (@TevailanceHunt9) August 5, 2017
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Hunt is the 16th commitment in TCU’s 2018 class, and the third receiver, along with John Stephens and Chase Van Wagoner. He’s the ninth commitment in the class from TCU’s home state, Texas, along with defensive backs Atanza Vongor and Trevon Moehrig-Woodard, running back Taye Barber, linemen John Lanz, Esteban Avila and Kris Dike, as well as defensive end Ochaun Mathis and fellow receiver Van-Wagoner. Gary Patterson has traditionally recruited TExas very well, so it’s no real surprise to see TCU continue their success in the Lonestar State.
Hunt picked TCU over Kansas, Iowa State and Oklahoma State, among others, mainly from G5 conferences. He had been committed to Kansas since visiting back in April, but when TCU offered him a scholarship on July 21st, it was all but over for the Jayhawks. He decommitted ten days later, and just five days after that, he made it official and announced his pledge to TCU. TCU was widely thought of as the favorite if they were to extend an offer, and when that became reality there wasn’t really any question about if he’d flip, but when.
On the field, Hunt may be one of Texas’ best kept secrets. He runs a 4.45 40 time, and has a 36″ vertical jump, making him one of the most athletic receivers in the country at 6-foot-1. He turned just 36 receptions into 700 yards last season, which means he averaged nearly 20 yards per catch as a junior in high school. Those numbers would lead one to believe that he’s a consistent vertical threat, which just isn’t the case. Hunt does most of his work on quick routes, and uses his natural speed and instinct to gash defenses for massive gains. He’s extremely difficult to cover, and could start as a freshman at TCU, he’s just that good. His ceiling comparison is Odell Beckham Jr.