Vanderbilt offers TCU 3-star commit Cade McConnell

Peter Warren11/10/21
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Vanderbilt has offered Choctaw (Okla.) three-star offensive tackle and TCU commit Cade McConnell.

McConnell has also received an offer from Texas Tech since Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs mutually agreed to part ways.

McConnell is the No. 611 overall recruit and 13th-best prospect in the state of Oklahoma, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

The Commodores had a wild recruiting week last week. They had three decommitments and two commitments. One of those commitments was Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy three-star offensive tackle Grayson Morgan.

He is one of three offensive lineman recruits in the class along with Montrose (Mich.) Montrose HS three-star Levi Harber and New Canaan (Conn.) Hun School three-star David Siegel.

TCU is trying to keep Cade McConnell and the rest of his class together

Whenever a coach and school part ways, it is bound to be polarizing to recruits. When that coach is a legend in Gary Patterson, it shakes recruits.

In the aftermath of the announcement, three players decommitted from the Horned Frogs: Houston Klein Cain four-star wide receiver Matthew Golden, Saraland (Ala.) three-star defensive lineman Trevon McAlpine and West Monroe (La.) three-star safety Ja’dais Richard. Gladewater (Tex.) four-star wide receiver DJ Allen also announced he was reopening his recruitment but was not decommitting yet.

Many TCU recruits, not just Cade McConnell, have also picked up new offers since the news.

The top recruit in the class, Port Arthur (Texas) Memorial four-star cornerback Jaylon Guilbeau, picked up an offer from Boston College. What other programs have reached out is unknown. Arlington (Texas) Mansfield Summit four-star defensive lineman Joseph Adedire told On3’s Gerry Hamilton he has heard from many schools since the Patterson announcement.

For a class with only eight commits, the Horned Frogs can’t afford to lose many more recruits over the next few weeks.