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February 5, 2014

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

The Horned Frogs nab top running back Shaun Nixon, who switched from Texas A&M.

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.

Player Pos. Ht./Wt. School
Vinny Ascolese LB 6-3/220 College of Sequoias JC (N. Bergen, N.J.)
Ty Barrett OT 6-5/316 Dallas Skyline
Chris Bradley DL 6-2/255 Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian
L.J. Collier DT 6-4/245 Munday
Trey Elliott OG 6-4/275 Dallas Jesuit
Nick Foster CB 5-11/170 Keller Fossil Ridge
Ryan Griswold OL 6-5/255 Pearland
Travin Howard S 6-1/190 Longview
Kenny Iloka S 6-2/209 Tyler JC (Sugar Land)
Ridwan Issahaku DB 6-1/180 Norcross (Georgia)
Frank Kee OG 6-4/345 Tyler JC (Mansfield Timberview)
Corey McBride WR 6-2/180 Geismar (La.) Dutchtown
Casey McDermott Vai DE 6-4/250 Raytown (Mo.)
Torrance Mosley CB 5-10/160 Geismar (La.) Dutchtown
Grayson Muehlstein QB 6-4/210 Decatur
Shaun Nixon RB 5-10/180 Lake Travis
Corry O’Meally CB 6-0/170 Ellsworth (Iowa) CC
Nick Orr CB 5-10/166 DeSoto
Ryan Parker WR 6-3/190 Keller Fossil Ridge
Emanuel Porter WR 6-4/190 Dallas Lincoln
Foster Sawyer QB 6-5/215 Fort Worth All Saints
Austin Schlottmann OT 6-6/280 Brenham
Ty Summers LB 6-2/211 San Antonio Reagan
Desmon White ATH 5-7/150 DeSoto

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