March 27, 2012

Schorp familiar with Big 12

San Antonio Ronald Reagan defensive end Tanner Schorp has been watching Big 12 football his whole life as the 6-foot-3, 230-pound junior's dad played football at Texas A&M.

"I grew up an Aggie," Schorp said. "My dad played tight end there in college."

And while the Aggies are making the move to the SEC, Schorp feels his future may be in the conference he grew up watching.

Schorp doesn't have an offer yet, but he thinks he is close to getting offers from a pair of Big 12 schools: TCU and Baylor. He is also talking to SMU and Houston.

"I think I'm the closest with Baylor as far as getting an offer," Schorp said. "But I'm not trying to think about all that too much right now. I'm just working out twice a day, every day. Just working on speed and toughness."

Schorp hasn't been to TCU's campus yet, but is planning on making a trip soon.

"I'm going to the junior day in April. They had a coach that came down to watch me work out," Schorp said. "I had an aunt that lived pretty close to the school so I know it's a nice school. It's definitely on my radar."

While Schorp is listed as a defensive end, he can play tight end just like his old man.

"I'd mostly like to stick to defense," Shorp said. "I just like to tackle more than being tackled. That way I can put hits on people. At least that's the plan."

The junior had 57 tackles and 12 sacks last season and he thinks he can fit well into TCU's defense.

"I love getting after the quarterback. I love the third and long situations," Schorp said. "I have quickness and speed off the edge. Those are some of the things I like to bring to my team."

While TCU is close to family for the defensive end, he doesn't care where he goes to school and he's likely to commit to a college before the summer is over.

"I'd make my decision early," Schorp said. "That way I can get it out of the way and focus on my team."

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