On Wednesday, TCU football enhanced its future roster. That's because all-state defensive end Landyn Watson announced that he would join the Horned Frogs' program in 2021.
"TCU was the right choice for me and my family because I fit in," said Watson. "I fit in their defense as the two-point stand-up end in their system, and academically getting a degree from TCU is big."
The Hutto senior is excited to make the move from Central Texas to the Metroplex, both from an athletic and social perspective.
"My goal is to come in and compete for a starting position and playing time, so I can contribute to the team," Watson said of his future stint at TCU. "[And] I want to go to the Galleria in Dallas to go shopping."
Before Watson packs up his things, he has to complete his senior year at Hutto High School. He's been preparing for his final Texas high school football season and his future college career over the past few months.
"I plan on being a leader that leads by example and a vocal leader," said Watson. "Most people don't know that I'm very versatile and I can play multiple positions on the field. I'm very athletic and I'm fast. I've used this extra time to train with trainers like Tim Crowder and Chux Speed."
And how does he like to spend his time away from his longtime sport?
"I'm good at video games," said Watson. "That's what I usually do when I'm not working out, training, or studying for something."
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Zach Evans broke his social media silence on Monday afternoon.
In his first tweet since January 2, Evans simply posted two emojicons - a purple heart and a frog. Which, for the news that broke on Monday morning seemingly confirmed that Evans is heading to TCU.
The five-star prospect has gone through a wild recruiting process, which has been under the microscope of the not only local but the national media for years. VYPE caught up with Evans on Monday, prior to his workout to get a behind the scenes look to what this whole process has been like for him.
VYPE: What went into you choosing TCU?
EVANS: "I chose them because of TCU being close to home and their offensive scheme."
VYPE: This was a wild recruiting process for you can you explain what it was like for you and how challenging it has been?
EVANS: "My recruiting process was crazy but it was a humbling experience for me. I got to open my eyes to the world, it gave me a reality check on certain situations and people. Not everyone is for you, so you have to do what's best for you. Go where you needed not just wanted."
VYPE: What were the highs and lows of this whole process?
EVANS: "It had its lows but it's how you bounce back. How you shake back when a situation at play doesn't go your way."
VYPE: What was the hardest part about being the No. 1 recruit and people always tugging at you?
EVANS: "Trusting, it's blind trust."
VYPE: Were you ever ready to give up on the process?
EVANS: "No. I never wanted to give up, I have too much at risk."
VYPE: What are your expectations going to TCU, what do you want to accomplish?
EVANS: "My expectation going into TCU are very simple and broad. I plan to come in and do three years and become a top draft pick. I chose TCU because they'll allow me to show my versatility as a player. I don't just want to run the ball."
VYPE: What are some things you've seen written or said about you that you would want to address?
EVANS: "I've seen a lot but I want to address the good and the bad with a simple 'preciate it'."