Everything you need to know and what actually matters about the 2019 TCU Horned Frogs recruiting class.
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It’s a class right around where it’s supposed to be under Gary Patterson. It might be among the worst classes in the SEC, and it would be middle of the pack in the Big Ten, but in the Big 12, it’s strong enough to remain competitive. However …
It’s not close to being in the same range as Texas and Oklahoma. It doesn’t really matter considering what Patterson does with his recruits, but there’s enough talent coming in to easily be considered among the upper-half of the conference’s classes, and potentially in the top three.
Defensive backs, defensive backs, defensive backs. TCU is more than throwing prospects at the problem of playing in the Big 12, but loading up with enough players for the secondary to have options. There aren’t a slew of high-end talents, but it’s a strength-in-numbers group.
Next year will have to be a bit about the offensive line. The Horned Frogs only came up with five last year, and didn’t pull in too many this year. Andrew Coker is a massive tackle prospect, but there aren’t a ton of options from this class.
Just how quickly can Darwin Barlow step into the rotation? The 5-11, 200-pound running back is the team’s best recruit, and he’s just good enough to soon work the offense around – if everything works out according to plan.
There are a whole lot of versatile athletes in the class. Patterson does as strong a job of moving players to other spots as any coach in college football, and with this class, he’s going after speedy players, and then he’ll figure out what to do with them.
Are there more pass rushers to potentially play a role early on? Defensive end is one of the biggest holes to fill, and that’s where Adam Plant might find an early job. The 6-6, 260-pound lineman out of Las Vegas is one of the top recruits for the defensive side.
Will Max Duggan be in the mix? The Horned Frogs seemed to have worked the problem at quarterback with Alex Delton coming in from Kansas State, and Justin Rogers was one of last year’s better recruits, but Duggan needs to get a look.