The TCU Horned Frogs may have missed out on four-star prospect JaMarr Chase committing to Gary Patterson’s team this past week thanks to the NFL Network.
Chase, who tweeted on June 30 that he was planning to announce his commitment on the network, ultimately didn’t do so reportedly because of a production delay.
“The tea leaves were indicating that Gary Patterson was likely to land Chase over the home-state LSU Tigers had he committed on schedule. However, Chase was so good at The Opening and his stock has shot up so much that it now looks like he’s going to take a step back and re-evaluate his options. If TCU ends up losing Chase to LSU or some other national power, they can thank the NFL Network for the sabotage.”
TCU didn’t do anything wrong here, and they still may have lost out on the big-time prospect thanks to something entirely out of their hands.
To make matters worse, the Chase may ultimately spurn the Horned Frogs in favor of his home-state team, LSU, after all it’s all said and done. The reason it may sting more Patterson and TCU is the awkward, bombastic offseason between TCU and LSU.
Chase is the No. 40 WR in the class of 2018, per 247sports.