The 2018 TCU Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the relative strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.
TCU Recruiting Class Overview
Speed, speed, and more speed.
As always, head coach Gary Patterson is going after players who can move, and then he’ll find things to do with them. That’s why a do-it-all weapon like Taye Barber can be signed on, and then have it all figured out later.
The same goes for Atanza Vongor, a wonderful safety who’ll be able to find a role somewhere in the secondary in a big hurry. It’s why Clemson, Texas and Wisconsin all wanted him.
There isn’t too much for the D line or the linebacking corps, but there are a few nice options to play around with.
The key get was Justin Rogers, a big quarterback with the upside, size and skills to potentially take over for Kenny Hill right away. Eventually, he’ll have a few nice targets to throw to from this class with – again – a ton of speed coming in.
But for all of the flash …
The TCU Class Is Heavy On …
It’s an investment in the infrastructure, and not just for down the road.
Anthony McKinney is a 6-8, 330-pound JUCO transfer from Iowa who got a big push from Oklahoma, Georgia, Michigan State, and Iowa and Iowa State to be a big part of the rotation on the outside. He’s good enough to win a job this offseason.
The rest of the haul is to build around for three years from now. But the size and skill are there to for at least one or two of the prospects to be backups early on.
The Star of the TCU Class Is …
QB Justin Rogers, 6-4, 200
The Horned Frogs already have a playmaker in Shawn Robinson to take over, and he fits the TCU mold of bold ballers, too. But Rogers is bigger, has the type of live arm that LSU, Texas, Oregon, Miami and Tennessee all wanted.
No, he’s not going to run wild, but he’ll stretch the field. With a flick of the wrist – boom. The ball explodes off his hand.
The TCU Biggest 2018 Depth Chart Hole Is …
Hence the massive class of talent coming in.
The Horned Frogs need to replace a few key receivers, a new linebacker has to step up in place of Travin Howard, and finding a dangerous pass rusher to take over for Matt Boesen is a must. But losing four starters off the O line could be just enough to screw up the season before it really gets started.
The jobs will be there for the taking.