QBs, receivers, four-star RB lead TCU’s 2014 class

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Players signed: 24

Tarrant-area signees: 5

Offense: Five offensive linemen should help bolster an area of concern. Ty Barrett, from Dallas Skyline, is a four-star offensive tackle who chose the Frogs over multiple offers. Longtime commits Foster Sawyer and Grayson Muehlstein should offer an interesting battle at quarterback over the next few seasons. TCU’s highest-rated signee was running back Shaun Nixon from Lake Travis. He was rated the nation’s 18th-best running back and switched his commitment late from Texas A&M to TCU. Two four-star receivers — Corey McBride and Emanuel Porter — gives TCU options in a much-needed area.

Defense: Six of the 11 defensive players signed are defensive backs, which is one of the stronger areas of TCU’s current roster. Two are junior college transfers — cornerback Corry O’Meally and safety Kenny Iloka. Linebackers Vinny Ascolese (6-foot-2, 235 pounds) and Ty Summers (6-3, 220) help provide depth at a position in need.

Immediate Impact: Ty Barrett, offensive tackle. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound lineman could jump in the fray as a freshman.

Vinny AscoleseLB6-3/220 College of Sequoias JC (N. Bergen, N.J.)
Ty BarrettOT6-5/316 Dallas Skyline
Chris BradleyDL6-2/255Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian
L.J. CollierDT6-4/245Munday
Trey ElliottOG6-4/275Dallas Jesuit
Nick FosterCB5-11/170Keller Fossil Ridge
Ryan GriswoldOL6-5/255Pearland
Travin HowardS6-1/190Longview
Kenny IlokaS6-2/209Tyler JC (Sugar Land)
Ridwan IssahakuDB6-1/180Norcross (Georgia)
Frank KeeOG6-4/345Tyler JC (Mansfield Timberview)
Corey McBrideWR6-2/180 Geismar (La.) Dutchtown
Casey McDermott VaiDE6-4/250Raytown (Mo.)
Torrance MosleyCB5-10/160 Geismar (La.) Dutchtown
Grayson MuehlsteinQB6-4/210Decatur
Shaun NixonRB5-10/180Lake Travis
Corry O’MeallyCB6-0/170Ellsworth (Iowa) CC
Nick OrrCB5-10/166DeSoto
Ryan ParkerWR6-3/190Keller Fossil Ridge
Emanuel PorterWR6-4/190Dallas Lincoln
Foster SawyerQB6-5/215Fort Worth All Saints
Austin SchlottmannOT6-6/280Brenham
Ty SummersLB6-2/211San Antonio Reagan
Desmon WhiteATH5-7/150 DeSoto

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