Meet The New Guys: Bryson Burtnett

Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Bryson was a slightly underrated prospect coming out of high school, but his reversibility makes him extremely valuable to the Frogs.

NAME Bryson Burtnett
POSITION TE / SN
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6'5" / 237 lbs.
HOMETOWN Springtown, TX
HIGH SCHOOL Springtown HS
247 COMPOSITE STAR RANKING Three (***) Stars

Another early enrollee, Burtnett was recruited to TCU as a tight end and long snapper. The Frogs needed both for the 2013 class and landed a gem in Burtnett. At 6-5, 240, Burtnett competed in the spring for the starting long snapper opening and received plenty of reps at tight end. If neither position works out, Burtnett can also excel at defensive end, where he recorded 11 sacks as a senior for Springtown. A smart player, Burtnett finished 3rd in his class with a 104 GPA.

Jeremy Clark, HornedFrogBlitz.com

GoFrogs Notes: Rated by FOX Sports Next/Scout.com as the No. 5 tight end in Texas and No. 40 in the nation ... had 19 receptions for 227 yards and two touchdowns as a senior ... totaled 37 tackles, including seven for loss, and two sacks on defense ... was a unanimous All-District 6-3A selection at defensive end ... All-Parker County ... received second-team all-district honors as a junior when he totaled 51 tackles and five sacks ... chose TCU over Rice and Texas State.

- Bryson wasn't the #1 TE in TCU's 2012 class, but he may have been the more valuable recruit because of his ability to play at multiple spots, including TE, deep snapper, and defensive end.

- Bryson played well this spring and coaches were impressed by his athleticism and natural ability. He may not play this fall, but  I would bet we will hear his name before his time at TCU is done.

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