SAN ANGELO, Texas – As a longtime quarterback commit to TCU, the recruiting process is not quite as hectic as it once was for senior Brennan Wooten. A 3-star quarterback according to 247Sports.com, Wooten says he is solid to TCU, but a recent visit to SMU in support of his brother had his commitment status in question. Wooten spoke about his visit and explained why it is not a cause for concern for the TCU program.
“That was kind of taken out of context,” Wooten told Today’s U. “My brother has an offer from SMU, so I went with him and my whole family did. We took the visit for him. [Reporters] went ahead and did an interview for me also, so that’s how that went.”
Checking in at 6’1” and 188-pounds, Wooten pledged to TCU last year over offers from many other programs including Clemson, Houston, Kentucky and Utah, among others. Wooten says that the Horned Frogs’ staff earned his commitment thanks to the comfortable atmosphere developed due to their strong relationship throughout the process.
“Probably my trust level with their coaches,” Wooten said. “They started recruiting me after my sophomore year and they were just consistent. I really felt like they believed in me as a person that can make an impact in the program. I’ve built a great relationship with the quarterback coach, coach Sonny Cumbie, and coach [Gary] Patterson. They are just guys I feel like I can talk to anytime and have a great relationship with. It just felt like home and I ended my process really early because of them.”
With Trevone Boykin at the helm of the TCU offense this season, the Horned Frogs have one of the most prolific offensive attacks in America. Wooten has taken notice and also has taken time to discuss what the TCU offense may look like once he arrives on campus.
“We talk about things a lot,” Wooten said. “They form their offense around the quarterback they have. Right now they have obviously one of the best players in the nation playing quarterback for them and he can do it all. Whoever the next quarterback is, the offense will fit around them. We will see how it all works out, but I think it’s a great fit for me.”
Earlier this month, Wooten took his official visit to campus when the Horned Frogs hosted Texas for what was a pulverizing 50-7 victory for TCU. This visit left a resounding impact on the senior quarterback recruit and he spoke about his trip with glowing comments.
“It was awesome. I had a really great time spending the whole weekend there,” Wooten said. “Just getting to know people you usually don’t’ get to know during the whole recruiting process. Just seeing that place for a game day was a really cool experience.”
Wooten, who is ranked as the No. 22 pro-style quarterback prospect in the country, sees himself as a pocket passer that has the option to break free and run for additional yardage when necessary.
“I am more of a drop-back passer,” Wooten said. “I can stay in the pocket and I can move in the pocket pretty well to get open space to make a throw. If the pocket breaks down, I can run or I can make a big gain with my legs. I think I can do it all. I excel in the pocket by throwing, though.”
So far this season, Wooten’s San Angelo Central team stands at 5-1 and is eyeing a District championship this season. Up to this point, Wooten has amassed 1,880 passing yards and 19 touchdowns, two sensational marks after only six contests.
“I think it has been going really well,” Wooten said. “My team is great and I’m really enjoying playing with great receivers. I have really benefited from my whole offense and the offensive line. I think the year started off pretty good for me.”
Look for Wooten to lead the Horned Frogs’ offense in years to come.