The 6-foot-5, 285-pound lineman said TCU just seemed like the right fit when he visited the campus Tuesday.
"It felt like the place I need to be," Schlottmann said. "My parents will be able to make all of the home games. The facilities are top notch and the coaches are the best of the best."
Schlottmann said he loved the not-too-big, not-too-small size of the school and loved trying on one of TCU's purple Nike jerseys while on his visit.
"Everything is top of the line," he said.
He held 10 offers before voicing his commitment to Patterson including Arizona State, Houston and Rice.
As part of his conversation with Patterson Thursday, he assured the head coach he was all-in for the purple and white.
"[Patterson] was excited," Schlottmann said. "[He] made sure I am 100 percent and said he's ready to win a championship."
-- Travis L. Brown