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TCU signings: Horned Frogs add to receiver corps

South Grand Prairie’s Jaelan Austin signed with TCU on Wednesday.
South Grand Prairie’s Jaelan Austin signed with TCU on Wednesday. Star-Telegram

Offense: The Horned Frogs added numbers to the receiver corps for Heisman Trophy candidate Trevone Boykin, signing South Grand Prairie’s Jaelan Austin, Arlington Bowie’s Tony James, Arlington Sam Houston’s Darrion Flowers and Jarrison Stewart of Mesquite Horn. The Horned Frogs lost prized commitment J.F. Thomas at the last minute to Texas Tech.

Defense: Euless Trinity pass rusher Tipa Galeai joins a defensive line that got contributions from several players last season. The Frogs also added Fort Worth Southwest linebacker Semaj Thomas and a group of hard-hitting safeties like Arlington Bowie’s Niko Small and Fossil Ridge’s Montrel Wilson who might also be candidates for the type of fast, rangy linebackers TCU likes.

Immediate impact: It will be hard to crack the lineup at receiver, but there will be opportunities for any pass-catcher who can go up and compete for a ball, which is the kind of play Boykin got from his receivers last season. Linebacker is a wide-open spot, and if players like Mike Freeze of Weatherford and Semaj Thomas of Southwest are polished, they will get a chance.

Name

Pos.

School

Jaelan Austin

WR

South Grand Prairie

Sam Awolope

OT

Missouri City Marshall

David Bolisomi

OT

Denton Ryan

Joseph Broadnax

DT

Dallas Bryan Adams

Alec Dunham

LB

Coldspring-Oakhurst

Arico Evans

QB

Dallas Hillcrest

Darrion Flowers*

WR

Arlington Sam Houston

Mike Freeze

LB

Weatherford

Tipa Galeai

DE

Euless Trinity

Jeff Gladney

WR/DB

New Boston

Tre’Vontae Hights

QB/S

Yoakum

Cordel Iwuagwu

OG

Spring Westfield

Tony James

WR

Arlington Bowie

Julius Lewis

CB

Mansfield

Jozie Milton

C

Clinton (La.) Silliman Institute

Breylin Mitchell

DE

Round Rock

DeShawn Raymond

CB

Metairie (La.) East Jefferson

Niko Small

S

Arlington Bowie

Jarrison Stewart

WR

Mesquite Horn

Semaj Thomas

LB

Fort Worth Southwest

KaVontae Turpin

WR

Monroe (La.) Neville

Montrel Wilson

S

Fossil Ridge

* Track signee in fall

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