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TCU football has landed a top recruit for its 2020 class.

Virginia cornerback Keontae Jenkins announced his intentions to play for Gary Patterson and the Frogs on Thursday.

Jenkins is a four-star cornerback out of Frank W. Cox High School in Virginia Beach, Va., according to 247 Sports. Jenkins had offers from schools such as Florida State, Auburn, Nebraska, Penn State, Baylor and Duke.

Jenkins is rated as the No. 17 cornerback in the country by 247 Sports. He is listed at 5-foot-10, 160 pounds.

Jenkins will be a welcomed addition for the Frogs, who will lose Jeff Gladney and Julius Lewis to graduation after the 2019 season.

“Jenkins fills a huge need at cornerback for the Frogs,” recruiting expert and Horned Frog Blitz publisher Jeremy Clark said. “It was without a doubt one of the biggest position needs of the class. Jenkins will remind TCU fans of successful cornerbacks from the Frogs’ past -- Jason Verrett and Ranthony Texada. This is a kid that can play on an island by himself. Although he’s listed at 5-10, 160, he is very physical.

“What sets Jenkins apart is his speed. He is a legit 4.4 prospect that won The Opening’s fastest man at the New Jersey Regional with a 4.42. This is a huge get for Patterson and his staff and extends their recruiting footprint in a talent-rich region that could help them down the road. I fully expect Jenkins to come in and be on the field early in his career.”

With Jenkins, TCU’s 2020 class is now ranked No. 62 in the country, per 247 Sports.

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