The 2016 TCU defense looks to return to dominance. Â After a 2015 filled with injuries all over the defense, quality depth now fills the roster. Â The only question Frog fans might have regarding their 2016 defense is depth at cornerback. Â While Julius Lewis finished 2015 strong, a spring injury will likely keep him sidelined the entire 2016 season. Â Sophomore Tony James spent the spring at CB, showing promise. Â Ranthony Texada hopes to return this fall at full strength after a season ending injury against SMU. Â Coach Patterson has also praised Jeff Gladney. Â Yet, depth concerns at CB is real going into 2016. Â Will the Frog fill a hole soon with JUCO prospect Steven Montac?
Montac is currently enrolled at Coffeyville Community College, and a native of Covington, Georgia. Â He is in a unique situation as a JUCO prospect. Â He was a full qualifier out of high school and attended Coffeyville in the hopes of improving his offer sheet. Â He will be able to enroll this summer at any FBS school, with numerous schools in the conversation. Â South Carolina, Pitt, and Duke has all expressed strong interest in the corner, who would have four years to play three.
Montac has also had numerous conversations with the TCU staff. Â Coach Dan Sharp was on campus today in Coffeyville to visit Montac and reaffirm TCU’s interest in the CB. Â KillerFrogs caught up with Montac as he shared an update on the recruiting process.
“I will be a great fit for the TCU defense. Â The coaches love my footwork and my ability to be physical and press. Â TCU fans can expect greatness from me. Â I’m a lockdown corner and that’s what I’d be at TCU.”
“I love TCU. Â Jason Verrett is one of my favorite corners and he attended TCU. Â They have a winning program and beautiful jerseys! Â Coach Gonzales has been talking to me since mid February. Â I love him, he is very honest and wants the best for me.”
At the moment Montac does not hold an offer from TCU but anticipates one soon. Â TCU is his number one school, even has he waits for an scholarship to become free through roster attrition. Â The next few weeks should bering clarity to both Montac’s future and TCU’s depth chart at corner.