Originally, the plan for Odessa, Texas offensive tackle Marcus Cannon was to take an official visit to Iowa State this weekend. The Cyclones had offered first and seemed to the be the only on the board for the sleeper lineman.
However, the 6-foot-4, 287-pound received an offer from TCU a week ago. That changed his plans for sure any future official visits. In fact, the Horned Frogs' offer ended the process completely.
"Well I didn't make the trip to Iowa State because I committed to TCU last week," Cannon said. "They offered before that and it only took a couple of days for me to make my decision."
There were many things that the two-star sleeper liked about the in-state school, but the home atmosphere made it perfect for him.
"It's a small school, so the classes are small," Cannon said. "If I needed help in something, I feel like I could get that. They've also had a pretty good season. They are really a great team in their conference and have been doing that well for a while. I talked to my parents and they said it was a good idea."
"Plus, it's close to home."
Cannon says that his commitment is solid. He also says that he has spent plenty of time talking with recruiting coach Dick Winder about his role at TCU.
"Well, I'm going to redshirt my first year," he said. "I think that will be good for me so I can get stronger for the next year and learn everything. They said I was recruited for tackle, so I'm going to get to work."