SAN ANTONIO – Dallas Lincoln wide receiver Emanuel Porter had perhaps the most out-of-the-blue recruitment of any player in the Lone Star State in recent memory.
Emanuel Porter committed to TCU before ever playing in a football game.
The 6-foot-4, 180-pound junior had never played football prior to this season. Instead he was a basketball standout at school known for its hoops prowess. However, this past summer he decided to try his hand at football.
Before ever suiting up for a game, he was rewarded with an offer from in-state TCU and ended up committing almost immediately.
“They saw me at one of my 7-on-7 games,” Porter said of the Horned Frogs. “It was sort of crazy that they offered me before I had ever really played football. That means something for sure.”
However, since he now has a season under his belt, a couple other programs have also started to show interest.
“I haven’t gotten any other offers yet but I’ve been hearing from a couple of schools,” he said. “I started hearing from Texas and Oregon in the middle of the season. They both came by the school and I guess they saw me practice.”
Porter has been invited to both campuses and plans to make it to one of them in the near future.
“I’ve been invited to Texas’ junior day and a camp in Oregon,” he said. “I’m going to the Texas junior day – I think it’s on Feb. 23.”
As far as his pledge to TCU, Porter says he is still a Horned Frog commitment.
“I’m still committed to TCU for sure,” he said. “I’m looking at other schools but I’m still committed.”
Porter caught 29 passes for 421 yards and three touchdowns as a junior.