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TCU junior CB DeShawn Raymond will transfer.

Raymond was a four-star recruit for the 2015 cycle -- Scout.com ranked him as the No. 223 overall prospect in the class -- but his career with the Horned Frogs simply never took off. He recorded five tackles in 11 games as a special teams piece during the 2015 season and didn't play in a game during the past campaign. Now transferring out, the 6-foot-1, 188-pounder would be required to sit out the 2017 season if he moves on to another FBS outfit. In that case, he would have two years' eligibility remaining to his fair name starting in 2018.
May 25 - 9:46 PM

TCU freshman WR Jalen Reagor won the gold medal in the Texas state long jump with a leap of 24 feet, five inches.

Reagor was a three-star recruit for the 2017 cycle, but is also a track standout, as evidenced by his gold medal jump. He had actually bested that 24-5 mark with a jump of 26 feet in an earlier meet. The 6-foot, 189-pounder is hoping that he can make an immediate impact on the football field, saying earlier this spring, ""I like to compete and I’m a playmaker. If you can play, you should put the best eleven on the field." ESPN's Jake Trotter would not be surprised if he made a name for himself early on, as the 6-foot, 189-pounder has the athletic chops to potentially develop into a No. 1 wideout down the road.
Source: USA Today
May 25 - 8:05 PM

ESPN's Jake Trotter believes freshman WR Jalen Reagor could turn into TCU's go-to option sooner than later.

Head coach Gary Patterson apparently has been pleading for a No. 1 option, something TCU missed last season after Josh Doctson departed. Reagor is obviously different than Doctson's game, but he could be fed early.
Source: ESPN
May 22 - 11:20 AM

TCU redshirt junior RB/WR Shaun Nixon (knee) returned for TCU's spring game.

Nixon missed all of last season with a knee injury. With the ability to play RB or WR, the speedy Nixon should quickly reassert himself as a valuable part of TCU's offensive gameplan this fall. We assume Nixon will primarily be used as a wideout in 2017.
Source: SB Nation
May 9 - 3:02 PM

TCU redshirt senior QB Kenny Hill completed 3-of-9 passes for 15 yards and two interceptions in the team's spring game.

Oh dear. This was a poor showing for Hill, but more than that, it was simply a dirge-like performance for the TCU offense on the whole. They failed to score on 15-of-16 possessions. Horned Frogs HC Gary Patterson addressed both of Hill's interceptions, saying, "One was a good play (by the defense). The other one, he just threw it to us. We’ve got to be better than that." Hill led the Big 12 in interceptions with 13 this past season and decision-making remains an issue in his game, but he will be the likely starter come the open of the 2017 season unless the wheels completely fall off in August.
Source: ESPN.com
May 7 - 2:36 PM

Vikings signed TCU OT Aviante Collins.

Collins (6’4/295) made 37 starts in five years with the Horned Frogs, missing most of his fifth-year junior season with a leg injury before returning to start all 13 games as a senior. Collins dabbled at left tackle early in his career but settled in at right tackle in 2016. He got a significant bump at the Combine, blazing a freakish 4.81 forty with 34 reps on the bench. Collins’ long history of injuries and inconsistency make him a project whose versatility and movement skills will work in his favor.
May 3 - 2:18 PM

TCU junior WR KaVontae Turpin participated in the team's spring game after sitting out the bulk of spring practice to focus on academics.

Turpin had some classroom issues to shore up, but with those issues now in the rearview mirror, he should be a full participant come the start of August camp. An injury to his leg limited to just eight games played last season. One of the most dynamic all-around players in all the land when healthy, Turpin totaled 1,675 yards and nine touchdowns between receiving, rushing, punt returns and kick returns as a true freshman in 2015.
May 2 - 6:24 PM

Titans selected TCU OLB Josh Carraway with the No. 227 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Carraway (6’3/242) made 33 starts on the TCU defensive line, tallying 27.5 career tackles for loss, 19 sacks, and three forced fumbles and earning first-team All-Big 12 in each of his final two years. While Carraway’s size falls well short of NFL edge-player standards, he has long arms (34 1/4") and displayed impressive first-step burst and explosiveness as an outside rusher and pursuit player at TCU. Carraway is unlikely to develop into an every-down player, but he has a chance to become an impact sub-package force.
Apr 29 - 5:57 PM

San Diego-based QB coach George Whitfield Jr. says TCU redshirt senior QB Kenny Hill "definitely ... [is] going to have every chance to play on Sunday."

Hill has spent his past three spring breaks working with Whitfield. The Horned Frog signal-caller is coming off a very strange season indeed. He had the third-best passing season in TCU history, but then of course he also led the Big 12 in interceptions. Hill accounted for 27 total touchdowns, but he only went 6-6 as a starter. Of course, Hill led the country with 38 dropped passes. Whitfield indicated that Hill has mostly focused on his footwork and weight transition to improve his accuracy. "None of these guys comes out here without some type of goal. His was consistency," Whitfield said. "He can make any type of throw. He’s certainly not limited in any capacity. But can you do it on call? Can you do it when it’s a known passing situation on the road? Can you do it under siege?"
Apr 5 - 4:43 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson said, "I think [redshirt senior QB Kenny Hilly] lost a little bit of confidence at the end of last year, and I don’t think all of it was his fault."

"I was too tough on him, to be honest. But you’ve got to look like it doesn’t matter to you that you threw a pick. You can’t let the rest of the offense know that it gets to you," Patterson said. It did not help that TCU's wideouts proved largely incapable of hauling in Trill's passes. Per Pro Football Focus, Hill was plagued by 38 drops, most in the country. Patterson alluded to these issues, too, saying, "we have to have a wide receiver step up" and making an allusion to Horned Frog greats of yore. "Trevone Boykin was a good player. But he was also a good player because of Kolby Listenbee and Josh Doctson," Patterson said. Hill accounted for 27 total touchdowns last season and could improve on that number during the coming campaign if he can shore up some of turnover tendencies (he led the Big 12 with 13 interceptions in 2016).
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 24 - 7:48 PM

Washington State senior LS Lucas Gravelle transferred to TCU as a graduate.

As a graduate transfer, he’s eligible to play immediately. Gravelle was Wazzu’s starting longsnapper over the past two years.
Mar 20 - 1:16 PM

Scout.com's Gabe Brooks and Greg Powers note that TCU four-star 2018 verbal S commit Atanza Vongor "can cover the entire field and when he locks on his radar he does not waste time or movement."

"Vongor's highlight tape really comes alive on the defensive side where his pursuit angle to the football and closing speed show exactly what type of prospect he will be on the next level," writes the pair of Scout analysts. The 6-foot-1, 194-pounder committed to TCU over Texas and Baylor. ESPN's Gerry Hamilton refers to the four-star recruit as being more "quicker than fast."
Source: Scout.com
Mar 12 - 1:37 PM

TCU received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 S Atanza Vongor.

Vongor was also considering fellow Big 12 outfits Texas and Baylor. ESPN's Gerry Hamilton writes that the 6-foot-1, 194-pounder is "quicker than fast with the ability to defend one-on-one in space, as well as quickly close with burst on the ball in the air." The Worldwide Leader ranks Vongor as the No. 195 overall prospect in the 2018 cycle. Hamilton believes that the Horned Frogs have a 95% chance of hanging onto this pledge, though he cautions that Texas could make a renewed push if they show in-season improvements under HC Tom Herman.
Mar 11 - 2:42 PM

TCU junior DE Tipa Galeai is no longer part of the football team following charges of assault causing bodily injury.

Galeai was initially charged with the misdemeanor of assault causing bodily injury after he allegedly chased two students into a TCU dorm in January. According to the complaint affidavit, Galeai "appeared to be extremely intoxicated." Per that affidavit, the 6-foot-5, 235-pounder gained entry to the dorm and punched one of the students 21 times, then (after a witness stepped in) he cornered the second student behind a reception desk and unleashed one more punch. The incident has reportedly been caught on surveillance tape. This past season, Galeai recorded 24 tackles and 3.5 sacks in eight games played.
Mar 5 - 4:50 PM

TCU junior WR KaVontae Turpin will not participate in spring practice due to academic concerns.

"We’re going through a learning experience. He’s got an opportunity to be back here in the fall. But right now, he’s going to class and doing the things he needs to do, get bigger and stronger," said Horned Frogs HC Gary Patterson. Injuries limited the dynamic Turpin to just eight games played this past season. He managed 379 yards from scrimmage in that space. His availability for the start of August camp should clarify over the coming months.
Mar 5 - 2:18 PM


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