TCU snags another in CB Steve Wesley

Hours after safety George Baltimore (Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield) committed to TCU, another Texas football player from Tarrant County decided to take his talents to the Horned Frogs.

Cornerback Steve Wesley (Arlington, Texas/Bowie) has verbally committed to TCU, choosing the Horned Frogs over offers from West Virginia, Houston, Kansas, Illinois, Navy and Wake Forest. He is TCU’s eighth commitment of the 2013 recruiting class.

“It’s a big piece of weight off my chest,” Wesley said of the decision. “I’ve been carrying it for a while. I’ve had coaches calling and questioning what I’m going to do. It’s just nice to have it off me.”

A 6-foot-1, 180-pound, three-star athlete, Wesley has good size for a cornerback. Recruited by co-offensive coordinator Rusty Burns, Wesley strongly considered Houston and Kansas and also had interest from Texas A&M and Kansas State. He said the direction TCU is going and the opportunity to play in the Big 12 played a role in his decision.

“I like the coaching staff,” Wesley said. “I like where the program is going in the future, and I want to be a part of it.”

Wesley described himself as a fast, strong, physical player in the secondary. He is an all-district player who helped Bowie advance three rounds deep in the Texas Class 5A Division I playoffs before falling 21-17 to eventual state champion Southlake Carroll.