March 5, 2012

Arlington Bowie CB talks first offer from TCU

The fact that the city just to the east of Fort Worth has become a major pipeline to TCU hasn't escaped Steve Wesley.

The Arlington Bowie cornerback, and one of the latest to receive an offer from TCU, played alongside and against three future Frogs last season, including Arlington linebacker Sammy Douglas, the Frogs' first commit for the 2013 class, Arlington Martin defensive end Devonte Fields and teammate and early enrollee Kolby Listenbee.

Wesley received his first offer from the Frogs after visiting TCU's practice on Thursday and said having familiar faces, especially that of Listenbee's, would be something he would consider once decision time rolls around.

"I like having a teammate there so I won't be all alone and I like having a friend I can trust and talk to," Wesley said.

But that factor won't be a deal-breaker, as Wesley received what he deemed solid advice from one of the most devastating defensive ends in Tarrant county last year - Bowie's Jessie Rogers.

"I talk to Jessie a lot," he said. "He told me I should just take my time and pick a school that's really right for me."

While he plans to take his time, receiving his first offer shed a whole new light on things for Wesley.

It was a big surprise at first, actually. I didn't think they were going to offer me. I was very happy to have it and it lets me know I have been working for a reason," he said.

"It was real exciting seeing them practice. They were talking to me about the schemes that they played and how I would fit in on their defense and how I could really be effective on their team. They like my size and my speed."

The 6-foot, 175 pound Wesley has received interest from Kansas State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, North Texas, Kansas and Iowa State and recently visited the junior days of the Aggies and Jayhawks.

Bot discussed a potential offer with him and Wesley said he plans to make a decision sometime later this spring.

As for what he likes about TCU?

"I love the speed they play with and love the scheming with the jamming and the man cross-ups. (The 4-2-5) is similar to Bowie's," he said.

Wesley had 10 pass breakups and several near-interceptions last season and with athleticism, Bowie plans to implement Wesley on offense at receiver next year as well.

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