The TCU Horned Frogs landed a talented playmaker Friday evening with the commitment of Texarkana (Texas) Texas High 2018 three-star receiver Tevailance Hunt, who had re-opened his recruitment only a few days prior to pledging to TCU.
The 6-foot-1, 182-pound Hunt, who committed in mid-April to Kansas before decommitting this past Monday, told Scout why he jumped on the chance to play for TCU, which offered him after his strong performance at a July 21 camp.
“Well the fact that they were losing five receivers kind of made me feel like I can actually come in and be a true freshman,” said Hunt, who also talked about what stood out during his recent camp visit in Fort Worth. “I just loved the environment a lot and it felt like that was where I belong every time I caught a ball in the end zone.
“But most importantly the coaching staff is amazing and so are the football players. They loved me out there and I was liking the vibe we were having with each other.”
Inside receivers coach Jarrett Anderson, head coach Gary Patterson, and offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie recruit Hunt for the Frogs.
“They told me they want me to play the X or Z position,” Hunt said, “and maybe a little special teams.”
In addition to TCU and Kansas, Hunt has garnered offers from programs such as Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, North Texas, Southern Miss, and Tulsa.
What does Hunt believe he did well at that July 21 camp to catch the eyes of the TCU coaches?
“Well I stood out, of course, and I was always first in line in every drill we did,” Hunt said. “I just put on a good impression with everyone.”
Following his commitment to TCU, Hunt said he plans to put his recruitment to an end.
“I’m officially done,” Hunt said, “and will not be taking any visits.”
As a junior in 2016, Hunt enjoyed a breakout season with 36 catches for 701 yards and 10 touchdowns. That came with North Texas signee Cade Pearson at quarterback.
Now with promising 2019 prospect Coltin Clack throwing the passes and a new coaching staff taking over at Texas High, Hunt is primed for a huge senior campaign.
“I’ve been preparing myself all summer,” Hunt said. “It’s been an amazing journey for me growing up and I never thought I’d be who I am and that’s why I try to push myself every day and work on perfecting my craft.”