National Signing Day 2014: Grades and Analysis for TCU

Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The TCU Horned Frogs had a disappointing 4-8 season. They’re recruiting class wasn’t as strong as some of the other’s in the Big 12, but they’ve been competitive despite that in the past. This year’s class includes just one four-star prospect, running back Varshaun Nixon, a solid signing. They’re class includes 12 three-star prospects as well, including a pair of quarterbacks: Foster Sawyer and Grayson Muehlstein.

“Very rarely are you going to have two guys of their ability come to the same place,” head coach Gary Patterson said, via the Ft. Worth Star Telegram. “I think it has a lot to do with the kind of people they are and they’re also competitors. They competed with each other at our camps, and they’re friends and they get along. It’s a tribute to them. Because it’s not like there weren’t other people trying to get them. They’re both coming here because they love TCU. They want this kind of degree, but they also want to play big-time football.”

There was some disagreement on ranking the class. Scout had TCU with the 38th best class, 247 Sports had them at 42nd, then Rivals had them down at 51st. ESPN only ranks the top 40 classes.

Team  Rivals  247 Sports  ESPN  Scout
TCU Horned Frogs 51 42 - 38

GRADE: C

Here is the class, from Rivals:

Signed Letter of Intent
Name Pos Ht/Wt Stars Rank
Vinny Ascolese LB 6-2/235 NR
Ty Barrett OL 6-4/309 47
Chris Bradley DT 6-2/250 NR
L.J. Collier DE 6-2/227 NR
Trey Elliott OL 6-5/260 NR
Ryan Griswold OL 6-5/255 NR
Travin Howard DB 6-1/180 NR
Kenny Iloka DB 6-2/209 NR
Ridwan Issahaku DB 6-0/180 NR
Frank Kee OL 6-4/345 NR
Corey McBride WR 6-2/180 NR
Casey McDermott Vai DE 6-4/236 NR
Torrance Mosley ATH 5-10/160 NR
Grayson Muehlstein QB 6-3/199 18
Varshaun Nixon RB 5-10/195 6
Corry O’Meally DB 6-0/170 NR
Nick Orr DB 5-10/170 NR
Emanuel Porter WR 6-3/189 83
Foster Sawyer QB 6-5/210 17
Austin Schlottmann OL 6-5/285 NR
Ty Summers ATH 6-2/205 NR
Desmon White ATH 5-8/160 NR
Committed/Not Yet Signed
Name Pos Ht/Wt Stars Rank
Nick Foster DB 5-11/180 48
Ryan Parker WR 6-1/150 NR

Topics: Big 12, National Signing Day 2014, TCU Horned Frogs

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