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TCU football joins the five-star club in recruiting with upgraded QB Rogers

TCU coach Gary Patterson and players point to the student section in a celebration following a 45-22 victory against Baylor on Nov. 24 at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
TCU coach Gary Patterson and players point to the student section in a celebration following a 45-22 victory against Baylor on Nov. 24 at Amon G. Carter Stadium. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

TCU has reached a new threshold in its recruiting.

The Horned Frogs gained their first five-star commitment ever when Louisiana quarterback Justin Rogers was upgraded in the 247Sports composite rankings, according to a tweet by Matt Jennings of DieHards.com.

Rogers, a dual-threat quarterback from Bossier City Parkway High School, committed to the Frogs in May as a four-star player, opting for the Big 12 team after a pitched recruiting battle against LSU.

The rating signals confidence by the recruiting service that Rogers will recover completely from a leg injury suffered in August during a game. It caused him to miss the rest of the season, but TCU remained firm with its scholarship offer. Rogers attended the Frogs' game against Texas four weeks ago.

Nationally, 247 ranks Rogers as the 26th-best player, the second-best dual quarterback and the second-best player in Louisiana.

The TCU Horned Frogs head coach said his team was not in the wrong during the warm-up line incident at Oklahoma.

TCU has signed 40 four-star recruits in the past nine years, but never a five-star. The Frogs' latest four-star signees include another quarterback, freshman Shawn Robinson of DeSoto, who has played in six games and started one. He projects to be the TCU starter next season when Rogers is on campus.

Carlos Mendez: 817-390-7760, @calexmendez

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