For the second time in three days, a high school football recruit has switched his commitment and given his pledge to TCU.
TCU picked up a commitment over the weekend from San Antonio Reagan athlete Ty Summers, who had originally committed to Rice. TCU believes Summers could be like Jason Phillips, a former Horned Frogs linebacker from 2004-08 now with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Summers (6-2, 205 pounds) played quarterback his junior and senior seasons, but had played both ways through his sophomore year. Rivals rates him as a two-star athlete.
Phillips played quarterback at Waller High School, started off as a fullback at TCU and was quickly moved to linebacker.
“I’m hoping I could be like that some day,” Summers said.
TCU first made contact with Summers on Dec. 8, when they offered him a scholarship. Summers said he was excited by the offer, but wanted to fully investigate the school before he made a decision.
Summers and his parents took an official visit to TCU this past weekend, when he gave coach Gary Patterson his commitment.
Summers was drawn to TCU by its pre-med program, which is not offered at Rice.
“Fort Worth is a beautiful city and there is a lot of things to do around there for me to enjoy myself,” he said. “I just see it as a great opportunity for me.”
Last week, Jared Cornelius, a wide receiver from Shreveport got a recruit to switch his commitment and pledge to the Horned Frogs Christian switched his commitment from Arkansas to TCU.