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Early signing day is one week away. How TCU’s 2019 class looks so far.

TCU players interact with fans during “Meet the Frogs”

TCU athletics held its annual "Meet the Frogs" event on Saturday. Football players and coach Gary Patterson interacted with fans, as well as the volleyball and soccer teams.
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TCU athletics held its annual "Meet the Frogs" event on Saturday. Football players and coach Gary Patterson interacted with fans, as well as the volleyball and soccer teams.

College football’s early signing period is a week away.

TCU continues to build its 2019 class and it appears to be in solid shape with the Dec. 19 early signing date approaching. The early singing period runs Dec. 19-21, something that most prospects use these days, instead of the traditional first Wednesday in February (Feb. 6).

Gary Patterson and his staff have built a class that ranks No. 32 in the country and No. 3 in the Big 12, according to 247Sports. The Frogs landed their latest commits on Tuesday with JUCO WR Mikel Barkley and Fork Union Military Academy safety Millard Bradford committing to the program.

For now, TCU has 21 commits with the ability to sign as many as 29.

Here’s the list of commitments, according to 247Sports –

Daimarqua Foster

Wichita Falls Hirschi

Running back

5-foot-10, 195

247 Rating: 4-star (.9038)

Foster is TCU’s highest-rated player, coming off a senior season in which he rushed for 2,800 yards and 44 TDs. He is a finalist for 2018’s Mr. Texas Football.

Max Duggan

Council Bluffs [Iowa] Lewis Central

Quarterback

6-foot-2, 190

247 Rating: 4-star (.9016)

Duggan is a dual-threat quarterback who was named Iowa’s Gatorade Player of the Year.

Tamauzia Brown

Newton

Wide receiver

6-foot-1, 175

247 Rating: 4-star (.8917)

A two-way player for Newton, which is in the semifinals in Class 3A, Division II.

Colt Ellison

Aledo

Defensive end

6-foot-4, 235

247 Rating: 3-star (.8874)

Ellison tore his ACL and MCL this season, but is expected to develop into reliable pass rusher.

Darwin Barlow

Newton

Running back

5-foot-11, 195

247 Rating: 3-star (.8829)

Barlow has posted consecutive 2,000-yard rushing seasons for Newton.

Karter Johnson

Pickerington [Ohio] Central

Defensive tackle

6-foot-3, 302

247 Rating: 3-star (.8791)

Drew interest from several Big 10 schools and was named to the All-Ohio second-team defense this season.

Donavann Collins

Cedar Hill

Cornerback

5-foot-11, 170

247 Rating: 3-star (.8763)

Collins is a speedy cornerback that should benefit by studying under veterans such as Jeff Gladney.

Andrew Coker

Katy Taylor

Offensive tackle

6-foot-6, 310

247 Rating: 3-star (.8763)

TCU has developed several NFL-caliber tackles of late, and Coker hopes to be the next.

Dee Winters

Burton

Wide receiver

6-foot-1, 192

247 Rating: 3-star (.8688)

He made plenty of plays for Burton. Now he’ll try and do the same for TCU.

Brannon Brown

Helotes O’Connor

Offensive guard

6-foot-5, 295

247 Rating: 3-star (.8668)

Brown should bolster the O-line depth when he arrives on campus.

Zach Marcheselli

Broken Arrow [Oklahoma]

Linebacker

6-foot-2, 220

247 Rating: 3-star (.8668)

Marcheselli had a productive senior season with 91 tackles, including 12 for loss.

Adam Plant Jr.

Las Vegas Bishop Gorman

Defensive end

6-foot-5, 245

247 Rating: 3-star (.8666)*

Plant was ranked as the No. 41 weak side defensive end last season and had committed to Arizona. But he didn’t play for Arizona and has spent the past fall working out in his hometown.

* Last year’s grade

Blair Conwright

Lubbock Coronado

Wide receiver

5-foot-10.5, 176

247 Rating: 3-star (.8594)

Finalist for 2018’s Mr. Texas Football after posting 1,546 receiving yards and 25 TDs this season.

Wyatt Harris

Aledo

Linebacker

6-foot-3, 218

247 Rating: 3-star (.8581)

Harris follows in the footsteps of his brothers, Hunter and Wes, who played for the Frogs. Wes, an offensive guard, will be going into his sophomore season next year.

Deshawn McCuin

Jacksonville

Safety

6-foot, 177

247 Rating: 3-star (.8527)

McCuin is joining a position of need for the Frogs with the pending departures of Niko Small, Ridwan Issahaku and Markell Simmons.

Millard Bradford

Fork Union [Virginia] Military Academy

Safety

5-foot-10, 180

247 Rating: 3-star (.8527)*

Bradford is from the San Antonio area and was ranked as the No. 84 safety in the nation last season, but has spent the past few months in Virginia.

* Last year’s grade

Josh Foster

Newton

Athlete

6-foot, 165

247 Rating: 3-star (.8526)

Foster is expected to play safety for the Frogs. As stated, it’s a position of need.

Mikel Barkley

Palomar College [San Marcos, California]

Wide receiver

5-foot-11, 165

247 Rating: 3-star (.8500)

Barkley had nine receiving TDs in nine games played this season, including TDs of 77, 62, 54 and 44 yards.

Soni Misi

Santa Rosa [California] Junior College

Defensive tackle

6-foot-2, 305

247 Rating: 3-star (.8300)

Misi is coming off a solid season in which he had 43, tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.

Marcus Williams

Longview

Offensive tackle

6-foot-6, 285

247 Rating: 3-star (.8269)

Williams certainly has a projectable frame for a TCU program known for developing O-linemen.

Thomas Armstrong

Chaminade-Madonna Prep [Hollywood, Florida]

Defensive end

6-foot-3, 220

247 Rating: 3-star (.8204)

Armstrong should add depth to a pass rush unit that is losing both starters to graduation.

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