TCU will turn its full attention to the 2016 recruiting class with a solid foundation of commitments already in place.
Five of the Horned Frogs’ eight pledges are four-star recruits, according the 247 Sports Composite ratings, which combine star ratings of the four major recruiting coverage websites. Houston Bellaire receiver Courtney Lark, who committed last weekend, headlines the group, along with Katy Tompkins athlete Christian Wallace and San Angelo Central quarterback Brennen Wooten.
But where do the Frogs go from here? Here’s a look at 10 recruits for 2016 that they’ll be targeting over the next year:
Jared Mayden, CB, Sachse: A consensus four-star, Mayden holds more than 20 scholarship offers but announced on Twitter last weekend that TCU, Oregon and Ohio State are his top three schools.
Mike Williams, DT, Fort Worth All Saints: After signing only one defensive tackle in 2015 — and losing out on Daylon Mack — that position will be a priority for the 2016 class. And landing Williams, at 6-foot-2, 280 pounds and more than 15 offers, wouldn’t be a bad place to start.
Chris Daniels, DL, Euless Trinity: The Frogs got in the mix early for Daniels, offering the 6-4, 280-pounder last summer. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Baylor have since extended offers. Daniels has the potential to play multiple positions along the defensive line.
Jaylon Jones, S, Allen: Jones, a four-star on Rivals and Scout, played a key role in Allen’s last two state championships. He holds offers from TCU, Baylor, Texas Tech and others.
Eric Cuffee, CB, Waco: Rivals reported this week that Cuffee, a three-star, considers TCU his early leader. Baylor is also in the mix for the 6-foot, 188-pounder.
Tristen Wallace, QB, DeSoto: TCU has a quarterback commit in Brennen Wooten, but the Frogs recently offered Wallace, a Texas Tech pledge.
Devin Duvernay, WR, Sachse: Duvernay is likely the top receiver in Dallas-Fort Worth for the 2016 class, and he holds offers from more than 30 schools. With 4.4 speed in the 40, he’d fit right into TCU’s up-tempo offense.
Austin Myers, OT, Manvel: Adding depth along the offensive line is always a priority, and the Frogs appear to have an inside track on Myers, a 6-foot-6, 290-pounder. They and Clemson are the only Power 5 teams to have offered him so far, according to Rivals.
Tren’Davian Dickson, WR, Navasota: Dickson set a national record for receiving touchdowns for state champion Navasota last season, when Baylor was the only team to have offered. He’s still committed to Baylor, but TCU, Texas A&M and Oklahoma have also since offered.
Da’Leon Ward, RB, Dallas Skyline: TCU went without a running back for the 2015 class, so expect the Frogs to try to land a couple for the 2016 class. And Ward is an early target. TCU is one of three teams to have offered the Skyline star.