- Tyler Harden
Three-star linebacker, Kylan Salter, discusses his commitment to TCU
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For a player that is unable to play his senior season due to an injury, Kylan Salter is making the most of the opportunities he has, and still working to put himself in the best position possible for the future. He made a huge step in the right direction Thursday, as he announced his commitment to TCU.
Salter is a six-foot, one-inch, 210-pound linebacker out of Cedar Hill High School in Cedar Hill, Texas. He is ranked as the No. 52 linebacker, No. 109 recruit in Texas, and the No. 620 overall recruit in the Class of 2023 according to 247sports. Salter joined me on Instagram Live Friday night for an interview.
In April, Salter tore his ACL which will cause him to miss his senior season at Cedar Hill. Instead of playing under the Friday Night Lights, he will be recovering in order to come back better than before for the college level.
Rather than shying away from Salter because of his injury, schools kept their faith and loyalty in him. One of those schools was TCU, and their bonds with Salter allowed them to land him in the end. “After my injury, they was the most consistent with me, Salter said. “They was being honest with me throughout the whole process.”
Without a senior campaign to prepare for, Salter found immense support from the TCU coaching staff to work hard in physical therapy so for the time he shows up to Fort Worth, he will be ready to help them win games. “They was waking me up, like texting my phone at six in the morning telling me to get up, go work, get paid, just kept motivating me every day,” Salter said.
Salter saw support from other schools as well in his recruitment after his injury, such as Colorado and Oklahoma; he took an official visit to Colorado on June 24 following his official visit to TCU on June 17. “Because of my injury, a lot of coaches was coming on even tighter,” Salter said. Seeing the person that I am, they knew I’d keep working regardless, no matter what happened to me.”
Because of the amount of in-state commits for TCU, Salter has had connections with some of the TCU commits prior to his commitment. “I got relationships with a couple of the commits,” Salter said. “The ones from around the DFW [Dallas-Fort Worth], we all grew up together, playing against each other, playing flag football, running against each other in summer track, so I’m chill with a couple with them and it’s cool.”
Kylan Salter’s preparation for his college career will start a little earlier than expected, but he has received support from his family, his high school team, and the college coaches who recruited him. Most importantly, they were alongside him when he made a life-changing announcement with his commitment to TCU.