De­fen­sive end from Flor­ida com­mits to TCU

Star-Telegram - - Sports - BY DREW DAV­I­SON ddavi­[email protected]­

TCU is adding pass rush depth to its de­fense this re­cruit­ing sea­son.

The lat­est is land­ing Thomas Arm­strong, a three-star DE out of Cham­i­nade-Madonna Prep in Hol­ly­wood, Flor­ida.

Arm­strong an­nounced his com­mit­ment on Twit­ter Thurs­day. The 6foot-3, 220-pound South Flor­ida na­tive had of­fers from other schools such as Rut­gers, South Flor­ida and Stet­son.

Arm­strong joins Adam Plant Jr., a Las Ve­gas na­tive, and Aledo’s Colt El­li­son as the de­fen­sive ends in the 2019 class. Arm­strong is listed as a strong­side de­fen­sive end, while Plant and El­li­son are weak­side.

The Frogs are an at­trac­tive pro­gram for de­fen­sive ends. The school’s start­ing two de­fen­sive ends this sea­son, Ben Banogu and L.J. Col­lier, were named first-team All-Big 12 on Wed­nes­day. Both are NFL prospects and ex­pected to fol­low in the line of TCU pass rush­ers to make it to the pros such as Jerry Hughes.

Plus, TCU will have op­por­tu­ni­ties for younger play­ers to get play­ing time next sea­son. Banogu and Col­lier are se­niors, as is Michael Ep­ley.

Arm­strong is the 18th hard com­mit for a TCU re­cruit­ing class ranked as No. 33 in the na­tion, ac­cord­ing to 247Sports.

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