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FORT WORTH — Marble Falls High School junior quarterback Brennen Wooten had been sure for several days that Texas Christian University would be his next home.

On July 24, he made it official.

He met with TCU head football coach Gary Patterson and offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie to tell them.

“I wanted to tell them in person I was coming to TCU,” Wooten said. “They jumped up and hugged me. I could tell they believed in me. It was huge for them.”

TCU extended an offer in May. Wooten spent the past several weeks traveling to various football camps around the Big 12 Conference. He visited the Horned Frogs at least three times.

“Coach Patterson wanted me to know I’m wanted at TCU,” the quarterback said. “It felt right.”

Wooten is entering his second year as the Mustangs starter. He completed 236 passes for 3,094 yards, 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season. He rushed 67 times for 322 yards and two touchdowns.

Wooten will simply trade in his Marble Falls purple for the same at TCU, adding that he’s happy about his decision.”

“I love the atmosphere, I love the coaching staff,” he said. “I like the direction. I like the Big 12 and that they want to compete for national championships.”