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    GoFrogs: TCU signs 22 football players

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU head coach Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs football program announced the signing of 22 student-athletes Wednesday.

    TCU's 2019 recruiting class is ranked third in the Big 12 and 30th nationally by 247Sports.com.

    Twelve of the 22 signees are in-state products while a total of eight states and Australia are represented. Two players are from California and Nevada and one each are from Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma and Utah.

    Fourteen signees are on defense, including six defensive backs, six defensive linemen and two linebackers. TCU's seven offensive signees include three offensive linemen, two wide receivers, a quarterback and running back. The Horned Frogs also signed a punter.

    Ten of TCU's newcomers will enroll early and take part in spring practice. Wide receiver Mikel Barkley (Temecula, Calif.), safety Nook Bradford (Helotes), offensive lineman Brannon Brown (San Antonio), defensive back Donovann Collins (Cedar Hill), quarterback Max Duggan (Council Bluffs, Iowa), defensive lineman Soni Misi (Rohnert Park, Calif.), defensive lineman Adam Plant Jr. (Las Vegas, Nev.), punter Jordan Sandy (Traralgon, Australia), offensive lineman Marcus Williams (Longview) and defensive lineman Parker Workman (Ephraim, Utah) will arrive on campus next month.

    In addition to Misi, Plant and Workman, TCU's other defensive line additions are Thomas Armstrong (Hollywood, Fla.), Colt Ellison (Aledo) and Karter Johnson (Pickerington, Ohio).

    Misi is the 15th-rated JUCO defensive tackle in the nation. He comes from the same Santa Rosa JC program that produced TCU two-time All-America cornerback Jason Verrett. Plant is the nation's No. 41 defensive end and Nevada's No. 6 overall player after a standout career at Bishop Gorman High School. Workman played at Snow College in Utah this season and ranked eighth nationally among JUCO players with 11.5 sacks.

    Armstrong had 93 tackles with 17 sacks and an interception as a senior for Chaminade-Madonna Prep. He totaled 12 stops, including 3.5 for loss, with 1.5 sacks to lead his school to the Class 3A state championship. Ranked as the No. 27 defensive end in the nation, Ellison totaled 229 tackles with 30 sacks in his prep career. Johnson, the No. 19 player in the state of Ohio, is the nation's No. 34 defensive tackle in the 247Sports composite rankings.

    Bradford, who played at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia this year, is rated the No. 1 prep school player in the nation. He was the No. 54 safety in the country while coming out of O'Connor High School.

    Joining Bradford and Collins as defensive back additions are Josh Foster (Newton), Deshawn McCuin (Jacksonville), Tony Wallace (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Dee Winters (Brenham).

    Collins was TCU's first commit in the Class of 2019. He's ranked as the No. 57 cornerback in the nation and No. 67 overall player in Texas. Foster played quarterback, running back and defensive back for Newton. He passed for nearly 1,500 yards and ran for almost 700. He also had 52 tackles and two interceptions on defense. McCuin, rated as a top-100 safety in the nation, was utilized at quarterback, running back and wide receiver while being named to the Whataburger Super Team. Wallace had two interceptions for Independence Community College in Kansas this year. He led Desert Pines High School to a state championship his senior year. Winters is the No. 40-ranked athlete in the nation and No. 87 overall player in Texas. He saw action on both sides of the ball for Burton High School and was a four-year varsity letterman.

    Wyatt Harris (Aledo) and Zach Marcheselli (Broken Arrow, Okla.) are the linebacker newcomers. Harris is the younger brother of current TCU offensive guard Wes Harris. Wyatt Harris, the nation's No. 58 linebacker, posted 179 tackles and six interceptions for the Bearcats. Marcheselli, the No. 9 overall player in Oklahoma, totaled 202 tackles over his junior and senior years and led Broken Arrow High School to the Oklahoma Class 6A state championship.

    Duggan, the Gatorade Player of the Year in Iowa, is ranked as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation. He passed for over 2,100 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior while adding 1,200 yards rushing.

    Daimarqua Foster (Wichita Falls) is the highest-rated recruit in TCU's Class of 2019. The four-star player is ranked as the No. 7 running back nationally and No. 23 overall player in Texas. He ran for 2,800 yards and 44 touchdowns as a senior.

    After playing at Palomar College, Barkley is rated as the nation's No. 11 JUCO wide receiver and No. 20 overall prospect in California. He had 25 receptions for 583 yards and nine touchdowns this season. TCU's other wide receiver addition is Blair Conwright (Lubbock), who had 105 receptions for 1,540 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior for Coronado High School. He totaled 185 catches over his final two years.

    Brown, Williams and Andrew Coker (Katy) represent the offensive line in this year's class. Brown, 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds, and the 6-foot-7, 310-pound Coker were both named to the Tops in Texas Team by Dave Campbell's Texas Football as well as the Whataburger Super Team. Brown is rated as the No. 41 offensive guard in the nation, while Coker is the No. 41 offensive tackle. Williams helped Longview reach the Class 6A Division I semifinals and average close to 300 yards per game rushing.

    Sandy is rated as the No. 5 punter in the Class of 2019. He was ranked No. 1 in Australia.

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  2. December 2018 TCU Football Signings
    Thomas Armstrong (DL, 6-3, 220, Hollywood, Fla.; Chaminade-Madonna Prep)
    Three-star recruit … rated by 247Sports as the No. 100 defensive end in the nation and the No. 202 overall player in Florida … had 93 stops with 17 sacks and an interception as a senior … totaled 12 tackles, including 3.5 for loss, with 1.5 sacks and a quarterback hurry in a 38-10 win over King's Academy in the Class 3A state championship game … chose TCU over USF and Rutgers.

    Mikel Barkley (WR, 5-11, 165, Temecula, Calif.; Palomar College; Great Oak HS)
    Ranked by 247Sports as the nation's No. 11 JUCO wide receiver and No. 20 overall prospect in California … had 25 receptions for 583 yards and nine touchdowns in nine games at Palomar College … ran track in high school and has 10.4 speed in the 100 meters … chose TCU over Utah and UCLA.

    Nook Bradford (S, 5-11, 190, Helotes, Texas; Fork Union Military Academy; O'Connor HS)
    Rated by 247Sports as the No. 1 prep school player in the nation … ranked as the nation's No. 54 safety prospect coming out of O'Connor High School … chose TCU over Arizona State, Purdue, Virginia Tech and Houston.

    Brannon Brown (OL, 6-5, 295, San Antonio, Texas; O'Connor HS)
    Three-star recruit … rated by 247Sports as the No. 41 offensive guard in the nation and No. 72 overall player in Texas … named to the Second-Team Tops in Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football … selected to the Whataburger Super Team … a unanimous first-team all-district selection as a junior … was also first-team all-district his sophomore year … chose TCU over Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Houston and SMU.

    Andrew Coker (OL, 6-7, 310, Katy, Texas; James E. Taylor HS)
    A three-star recruit by 247Sports … rated as the No. 41 offensive tackle in the nation and No. 69 overall player in Texas in the 247Sports composite rankings … named to the First-Team Tops in Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football … selected to the Whataburger Super Team … three-year starter … earned second-team all-district honors as a junior … honorable mention all-district his sophomore year … chose TCU over Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Texas.

    Donavann Collins (DB, 5-11, 170, Cedar Hill, Texas; Cedar Hill HS)
    Three-star recruit … the 247Sports composite rankings has him as the No. 57 cornerback in the nation and No. 67 overall player in Texas … the first commit for TCU's Class of 2019 … helped lead Cedar Hill to a 9-2 record his senior year … named the District 7-6A Sophomore Defensive Most Valuable Player … chose TCU over Kansas State, Illinois and Houston.

    Blair Conwright (WR, 5-11, 176, Lubbock, Texas; Coronado HS)
    A three-star recruit … listed as the No. 77 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 70 overall player in Texas by 247Sports … had 105 receptions for 1,540 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior … totaled 185 catches for 3,179 yards and 48 touchdowns over his junior and senior years combined … earned Associated Press Class 5A second-team all-state honors as a junior … chose TCU over Kansas, SMU, Air Force and Cornell.

    Max Duggan (QB, 6-2, 190, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Lewis Central HS)
    The Iowa Gatorate Player of the Year … four-star recruit … ranked by 247Sports as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and No. 2 overall player from the state of Iowa … passed for over 2,100 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior while adding 1,200 yards rushing … led Lewis Central to an 11-1 record … named the Most Valuable Player at the Canton (Ohio) Elite 11 Camp … totaled 3,788 yards passing and 35 touchdown tosses along with 1,500 yards on the ground and 27 rushing scores over his prep career … chose TCU over Georgia, Penn State, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

    Colt Ellison (DL, 6-4, 235, Aledo, Texas; Aledo HS)
    Three-star recruit … ranked as the No. 27 defensive end in the nation and No. 50 overall player in Texas in the 247Sports composite rankings … totaled 43 tackles with 6.5 sacks before being sidelined by injury his senior year … first-team all-district as a junior … earned District 6-5A Defensive Newcomer of the Year honors his sophomore year … totaled 229 tackles, 30 sacks, six fumble recoveries and two interceptions in his prep career … chose TCU over Notre Dame, Washington, Penn State, Tennessee and Oklahoma State.

    Daimarqua Foster (RB, 5-10, 195, Wichita Falls, Texas; Hirschi HS)
    The highest-rated recruit in TCU's Class of 2019 … a four-star player by 247Sports … ranked as the No. 7 running back nationally and No. 23 overall player in Texas … ran for 2,800 yards and 44 touchdowns as a senior … named to the Second-Team Tops in Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football … selected to the Whataburger Super Team … closed his career as the leading rusher in the history of high school football in the city of Wichita Falls with over 6,700 yards and more than 100 touchdowns … Hirschi won 27 games in his three years on varsity after being 0-10 the year before his arrival … named the Associated Press Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and the District 4-4A-I Offensive Newcomer of the Year his sophomore year … has 4.40 speed in the 40 … chose TCU over Baylor, Texas Tech and Virginia Tech.

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  3. Josh Foster (DB, 6-0, 165, Newton, Texas; Newton HS)
    The No. 79 athlete in the nation and No. 136 overall player in Texas in the 247Sports composite rankings … three-star recruit … played quarterback, running back and defensive back for Newton … passed for nearly 1,500 yards and ran for almost 700 … had 52 tackles and two interceptions on defense … named the District 10-3A-II Overall Most Valulable Player as a junior … the District 10-3A-II Defensive Newcomer of the Year his sophomore year … totaled 1,977 yards passing and 30 touchdowns at quarterback and more than 700 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns as a running back … had 147 tackles and five interceptions while at defensive back … chose TCU over Arkansas, Utah, Baylor and Vanderbilt.

    Wyatt Harris (LB, 6-3, 218, Aledo, Texas; Aledo HS)
    Rated by 247Sports as the No. 58 linebacker in the nation and No. 104 overall player in Texas … three-star recruit … four-year member of the Aledo varsity team … sidelined by injury during his senior season … returned to action late in the year to help lead Aledo to the Class 5A Division II semifinals … totaled 179 tackles, six interceptions and two fumble recoveries in his prep career … younger brother of TCU offensive guard Wes Harris … chose TCU over SMU.

    Karter Johnson (DT, 6-3, 302, Pickerington, Ohio; Pickerington Central HS)
    Three-star defensive tackle … listed as the No. 27 defensive tackle in the ESPN 300 … the nation's No. 34 defensive tackle in the 247Sports composite rankings … rated the No. 19 overall player in Ohio … also saw action at tight end … awarded a Semper Fidelis Player of the Game Award in 2017… through his junior year, he had totaled 80 solo tackles among 107 total stops with 4.5 sacks and five forced fumbles … chose TCU over Penn State, Michigan State, West Virginia, Kentucky and Nebraska.

    Zach Marcheselli (LB, 6-2, 220, Broken Arrow, Okla.; Broken Arrow HS)
    A three-star recruit by 247Sports … rated as the No. 9 overall player in Oklahoma and No. 46 linebacker in the nation … totaled 202 tackles, including 150 solo, 2.0 sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries over his junior and senior years … helped lead Broken Arrow to the Oklahoma Class 6A state championship … also a state champion wrestler … chose TCU over Arkansas, Nebraska, Texas Tech, Colorado and Kansas State.

    Deshawn McCuin (DB, 6-0, 177, Jacksonville, Texas; Jacksonville HS)
    Rated as the No. 86 safety in the nation and No. 131 overall player in Texas … three-star recruit by 247Sports … utilized at quarterback, running back and wide receiver … named to the Whataburger Super Team … limited by injury his senior year but still totaled 400 yards rushing and 164 receiving … chose TCU over ULM and Incarnate Word.

    Soni Misi (DL, 6-2, 305, Rohnert Park, Calif.; Santa Rosa JC; Rancho Cotate HS)
    Rated by 247Sports as the No. 15 JUCO defensive tackle in the nation and No. 25 overall player in California … comes from the same Santa Rosa JC that produced TCU two-time All-America cornerback Jason Verrett … earned all-conference honors after totaling 43 tackles with 4.5 sacks … chose TCU over New Mexico and San Jose State.

    Adam Plant Jr. (DL, 6-5, 245, Las Vegas, Nev.; Bishop Gorman HS)
    The nation's No. 41 defensive end in the 247Sports composite rankings … three-star recruit rated as Nevada's 6 overall player … originally signed with Arizona out of Bishop Gorman … chose TCU over Oregon, Penn State, Arizona and USC.

    Jordan Sandy (P, 6-2, 200, Traralgon, Australia; ProKick Australia)
    Rugby-style punter rated by 247Sports as the No. 5 punter in the Class of 2019 … ranked No. 1 in Australia … chose TCU over Texas Tech.

    Tony Wallace (DB, 5-10, 180, Las Vegas, Nev., Independence CC; Desert Pines HS)
    Consensus three-star recruit … had two interceptions for Independence in 2018 … began his collegiate career at Arizona … helped lead Desert Pines to a 12-1 record and state championship his senior year … also lettered in basketball and track and field … chose TCU over Nebraska and Minnesota.

    Marcus Williams (OL, 6-6, 285, Longview, Texas; Longview HS)
    The No. 130 offensive tackle in the nation and No. 206 overall player in Texas … three-star recruit by 247Sports … helped Longview reach the Class 6A Division I semifinals … instrumental in the Lobos averaging close to 300 yards per game rushing … chose TCU over Baylor, Houston and SMU.

    Dee Winters (DB, 6-1, 192, Brenham, Texas; Burton HS)
    Rated by 247Sports in its composite rankings as the No. 40 athlete in the nation and No. 87 overall player in Texas … four-year varsity letterman … helped lead Burton to an 11-3 record his senior year … saw action on both sides of the ball but utilized primarily at wide receiver … named the District 13-2A-II Co-Most Valuable Player as a junior … selected as the District 13-2A-II MVP his sophomore year … totaled over 1,100 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns … chose TCU over Arkansas, Texas Tech, Northwestern and Arizona State.

    Parker Workman (DL, 6-3, 240, Ephraim, Utah; Snow College; Bingham HS)
    Posted 49 tackles for Snow College in 2018 while ranking eighth nationally among JUCO players with 11.5 sacks … chose TCU over Hawaii and UNLV.
     
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  4. top, thanks for the effort.

    wow, 10 early enrollees is big, but 2 are offensive linemen (brown and williams) and 3 are defensive linemen (misi, plant, and workman) which is great news
     
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  5. Congrats, new Frogs!
     
  6. #7 froginaustin, Dec 20, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018
    Without actually going back and looking, it seems to me that TCU has more scholarships available every year, than during the pre-B12 days. Why more attrition?

    Transfers out?

    Medical retirements?

    Schollys not renewed for disappointing players?

    Players deciding high-level (as if the MWC9 wasn't high level; it was) college football, and quitting?
     
  7. Not sure, but GP wants team players. And he wants ones who will work and behave. Also, medicals could surely play into it. Can't blame a kid for putting health first. Just hope that, whenever one does leave, they still focus on getting an education somewhere.

    And yes, the MWC was high level when we were there. Those last few years we were there had good teams and the competition was down right brutal. I miss those great match ups with Utah.
     
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  8. Thought we were signing/hoping to sign three from Newton?
     
  9. the plan is still there to sign the trio or at least signing barlow and possibly brown.

    i say possibly on brown because he has "separated" from the newton team for the second time this season and there is some questioning about his signing at this time.
     
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  10. The Marcheselli kid interests me-- number 9 player in Okie and no offers from Sooners or Cows.
    He had some offers from some good programs, so think we got a player that others may wish they had.
    Great news and lots of kudos for posting. When does this signing period end-- will be watching?
     
  11. 6A football in Oklahoma and is a wrestler, which means he knows how to wrap up.
     
  12. Not just a wrestler but a 3 time state champion wrestler
     
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