March 13, 2009
Dinkins talks commitment
Another week goes by, another recruit makes a commit. Not uncommon in these recruiting times, but not a familiar site for TCU fans. That is of course with the exception of the last two recruiting seasons the Frogs have enjoyed.
The Frogs 2010 class continued it's rapid pace Thursday morning with the commitment from Tyler (TX) Lee safety Chris Dinkins. With that commitment, the Frogs already have five prospects in the fold and they haven't even played their spring game yet.
Dinkins is regarded as one of the top athletes out of east Texas and can play a number of positions. He will be asked to do so heading into his senior year at Lee, where he has a chance to play quarterback, receiver, and safety for the Raiders. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound prospect with 4.4 speed was one of four visitors who attended TCU's junior day last Sunday and the visit went so well he decided to be a Horned Frog just a few days later.
"When I went there I knew it would be a good school for me," he said. "I knew I could get a good education and it would be a good football team to play for. I like it because it's smaller and I know where all my classes would be. The classes aren't as big as the other schools.
"They offered me Sunday. I really wasn't looking at them but they started sending me mail and I went up there for a visit and I just liked the school. Tekerrien (Cuba) showed me around the school and everything. I didn't really get to watch them much on T.V. but I know they had a good football team."
Dinkins will join his current Lee teammate Blake Roberts, who committed just a few weeks ago to play linebacker for the Frogs. Dinkins says having Roberts committed didn't have much of an influence in his decision as his overall thought TCU.
"Not really," Dinkins answered when asked about Roberts commit. "I just saw it as a good school where I thought I could fit in."
Dinkins has been a member of Lee's varsity since his sophomore year and earned district honors in 2008. The all around athlete will come to TCU as a safety but says if the coaches want to move him around he won't have a problem.
"They're recruiting me as a safety," he said. "My strength is speed and covering, and I like to hit."
Dinkins was also getting interest from Texas Tech during the process but says his commit to TCU is a solid one.
"I'm committed to TCU," he said. "I haven't heard from many other schools. I'll probably be there for the spring game."
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