June 18, 2008

Frogs after another small town gem

When it comes to finding small town talent in Texas, there may be no better team at doing it than the TCU Horned Frogs. The Frogs have made a living the last few years with small town prospects and have more kids on their roster from class 3A and below then any other D-1 team in Texas.

The Frogs have added another handful of smaller class kids thus far for the '09 class headlined by Casey Pachall. The coaching staff appears to have found another gem under the radar in Edna, Texas defensive end D.J. Yendrey.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder has only been playing football for two years but that hasn't stopped the Frogs from extending the all-district performer an offer. Others such as Houston and Rice have begun to show Yendrey interest.

"I have an offer from TCU," Yendrey said. "I went to the Katy mini-camp and they offered me after the camp. Rice and the U of H (Houston) are showing interest but that's about it. That's the one's I can think of."

Yendrey says he enjoyed his short stay at the one day camp and is impressed with what the Frogs have to offer.

"I do like the coaches they have," he said. "I got to meet Coach Patterson and Coach Williamson after the camp. They said I did good enough to play either side of the ball."

Although the Frogs are the only team that has offered, Yendrey isn't ready to make a commitment just yet but the offer does stand out.

"It means a lot that TCU has offered first," he said. "I have an interest in them but that doesn't necessarily mean I want to commit. But since they did offer first that is definitely going to make a difference. I haven't been to their campus yet but I do plan to go up there in mid-July."

Yendrey says his primary factors in deciding on a school is the academics and the athletics. He also states that location will not play a huge factor.

Yendrey recorded 97 tackles and 11 sacks in 2007.


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