2017 TCU Horned Frogs Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown
The 2017 TCU Horned Frogs Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.
Class to be updated and adjusted on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1
TCU Horned Frogs Recruiting Class Overview
After coming up with one of the best recruiting classes in school history, there wasn’t a need or the room to go too crazy this time around. Even so, it’s a nice season from Gary Patterson and his staff, winning their share of battles for Texas talents, while spreading around the help for several positions. Make no mistake about it, though, this is the type of class geared toward life in the Big 12 and the high-flying shootouts. Even after last season, TCU has shown it can crank up the offense with the best of them, and now it needs to bring the defense again. This class helps that.
The TCU Horned Frogs Class Is Heavy On …
Wide receiver. That’s for the offensive side – obviously – while the coaching staff brought in three good defensive backs with excellent size and frames to try making the TCU defense great again. The 1-2 receiving punch of Omar Manning and Jalen Reagor is as good as anyone in the nation came up with – Manning is the big, physical target, while Reagor is the blazer. Kennedy Snell could be a scatback or a slot receiver, depending on how quickly he develops into a role.
The Star of the TCU Horned Frogs Class Is …
QB Shawn Robinson, 6-2, 205, Desoto, TX – Manning and/or Reagor could turn into the main men, but Robinson might be the one delivering them the ball. He’s not all that big, but he’s the perfect fit for the Horned Frog attack with good downfield passing ability and terrific running skills. Very smart, very mature, and very ready to become one of the Big 12’s best all-around quarterbacks, he’ll get his share of attention this offseason.
The TCU Horned Frogs Biggest 2017 Depth Chart Hole Is …
Defensive end. The offense comes back loaded for a massive year, and the Horned Frog defensive back seven should be far better with the returning experience. But losing Aaron Curry from the defensive interior hurts, and not having Josh Carraway and James McFarland around on the ends will be a problem. Carraway and Curry were the team’s two best playmakers in the backfield.