- Tyler Harden
Four-star safety, Randon Fontenette, talks his commitment to TCU
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At the beginning of November, four-star safety, Randon Fontenette, announced his decommitment from the University of Utah. About a month-and-a-half later, the four-star recruit made the decision to stay in-state, and commit to TCU. Shortly after his commitment, Fontenette caught up with me to discuss what went into his decision.
Fontenette is a 6-foot-1, 189-pound safety from Brazosport High School in Freeport, Texas. According to 247sports, he is ranked as the No. 29 safety, the No. 55 recruit in Texas, and the No. 321 overall recruit in the country.
TCU Head Coach, Sonny Dykes, has come in and helped the Horned Frogs to their first College Football Playoff appearance, but regardless, Fontenette felt TCU was the comfortable fit for him both as a player and a student.
“The culture that they have at TCU from the coaches, the players, it just fits me as a football player, but also a student-athlete,” Fontenette said.
Although TCU is ranked in the top four teams in college football and is set to play in the VRBO Fiesta Bowl against Michigan for the chance at a national championship appearance, Fontenette didn’t commit to TCU for the winning. The winning just made the decision easier.
“I pick a school that fits me,” Fontenette said. “I just feel the school and coaches fit me and them making the CFP just made it even better.”
Coach Dykes has also been able to form close bonds with his current players, leading to their success, but these bonds extend to the players he recruits. Fontenette found that same sense of genuineness while being recruited by TCU.
“I’ve got a solid relationship with Coach Dykes,” Fontenette said. “Me and Coach [Paul] Gonzales have a tight relationship, the Safety's coach.”
Just as he does with the Coaching staff, Fontenette is also close with some of his fellow TCU commits, as many of them are also from Texas. With the addition on Fontenette, TCU holds the No. 17 ranked recruiting class in the Class of 2023, according to 247sports.
“I’m cool with Warren [Roberson] and Vernon [Glover Jr. ], two corner commits,” Fontenette said. “They were hype.”
Fontenette will be enrolling early at TCU, and arriving on campus in January.