June 27, 2015 - Dave Miller
TCU lands top Class of 2017 dual-threat QB
Follow @Miller_Dave Gary Patterson and his staff at TCU have already managed to put together one of their strongest classes ever for the 2016 recruiting class, and now the Horned Frogs have landed a pledge from one of the best quarterbacks in the 2017 cycle. In-state product Shawn Robinson from John H. Guyer High School (Denton, TX) gave a commitment to Sonny Cumbie on Friday night. The Class of 2017 product is one of the most notable pledges in the school's history. The 6-2, 198-pound dual-threat signal-caller had offers from several major programs, including Alabama, USC and Oklahoma. While the recruiting game usually features a ton of twists and turns — even in the hours leading up to National Signing Day in some cases — the commitment of Robinson further underscores just how strong the TCU brand is becoming on the recruiting scene. It also hurts Texas, which was considered a strong contender for Robinson's commitment. Of course, nothing will be set in stone until National Signing Day 2017. Robinson, who grew up in Fort Worth and has shades of Trevone Boykin in his game, was named the Class 5-6A MVP as a sophomore after throwing for 2,800 yards and 33 touchdowns against just five interceptions. Rivals.com ranks him as a four-star prospect. It will be interesting to see how the quarterback situation develops for TCU over the next few years, as the Frogs will welcome former Texas A&M signal-caller Kenny Hill this summer and already have Foster Sawyer and Grayson Muehlstein entering 2015 as redshirt freshmen. In addition, Brennan Wooten is scheduled to sign in 2016. Dave Miller, the college football editor for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.