There is speed and then there is SPEED, and it is always in high demand by college coaches.
Arlington Sam Houston standout Darrion Flowers has SPEED, as represented by one of the nation's top 100m times of 10.27 and the 10.39 he ran to claim the 5A 100m championship. And now, so does TCU, since Flowers called TCU cornerbacks coach Kenny Perry on Tuesday to let him know he was ready to be a Horned Frog.
The conversation went as expected. There was plenty of excitement on both ends of the phone and as Flowers put it "it was crazy." Then they began to talk about how he fits into the TCU program.
"The first thing is they told me about the position and what all goes on in the position and how they could use some younger guys because they have a lot of seniors leaving," Flowers said.
Flowers, who has been recruited at both receiver and cornerback, is headed to TCU as a corner, and he is looking forward to the opportunity.
"I think it's a good experience for me," Flowers said. "I think it's what I would've ended up playing anyway."
The Horned Frogs were the only programs he visited in the spring and they left an impression. After claiming the state championship he made it clear his decision would be based on education and athletics, and after making his commitment his tune was still the same.
"When I took the visit they had a good program school-wise and I just thought it was a good fit for me," Flowers said.
In addition to football, Flowers is also quite a pick-up for the TCU track program. He has not had an opportunity to speak with the TCU track coaches, but he does plan to run track in college.
The standout prospect actually chose TCU on Monday after talking things over with his mother and he chose the Horned Frogs over offers from Nebraska, SMU, Houston, Tulsa, Arkansas State, North Texas, and Toledo, and interest from the likes of Baylor and Texas.
At this point Flowers plans to camp only at TCU this summer and he is excited to be a Horned Frog.