Having already received verbal commitments from two 4-star recruits in the 2018 class, TCU received another on Sunday in the form of Feron Hunt, a small forward out of DeSoto, Texas. Hunt, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound high school senior, announced his decision via Twitter and picked TCU over Baylor and Tulsa.

Hunt joins 5-foot-9 point guard Kendric Davis and 6-foot-8 power forward Russell Barlow Jr. as the 4-star prospects in TCU’s 2018 recruiting class to date, with four players in total having picked the Big 12 program. Angus McWilliam, a 6-foot-11 center, made his verbal pledge in April.

In addition to playing at DeSoto HS, Hunt played for the Urban DFW Elite program on the adidas Uprising circuit this spring/summer. With Kenrich Williams entering his senior season and freshman Lat Mayen being the only other wing on the TCU roster, Feron Hunt fills a need for the program moving forward. And in making the decision to stay close to home, Hunt joins a program that’s on the upswing.

In the first season of former TCU player Jamie Dixon’s return to his alma mater as head coach, the Horned Frogs won 24 games and the Postseason NIT championship. Among TCU’s wins was an upset of Big 12 regular-season champion Kansas in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament, giving the program multiple wins in a single Big 12 tournament for the first time since joining the league in 2012.

With the top six scorers from last year’s team, led by forward Vladimir Brodziansky and the aforementioned Williams, returning the 2017-18 season could be the one in which TCU earns its first NCAA tournament bid since 1998. With the improvements made to the on-court talent and the facilities, Dixon and his staff have been able to make strides in the recruiting department as well.