17 days to go to TCU Football brings us to a peek a two freshman looking to make a name for themselves in the eventual post-Boykin era. I'm excited about them both!
First, let's look at Grayson Muehlstein, who came out of Decatur (TX) High School. Grayson was rated the #4 quarterback in Texas and #31 in the US by scout.com in 2013 and was a 3 star recruit. His junior year at Decatur he threw for 2,200 yards and 23 scores, earning District 9-3A second team honors. Check out his highlights video. He earned Co-Offensive MVP honors in that district as a senior. Muehlstein picked TCU over Hah-vahd (clearly has some smarts!) and North Texas. Here's the story FOW's own HawkeyedFrog wrote about landing Grayson. With similar size and athleticism, Muehlstein reminds me of Casey Pachall, who despite his foibles and misfortunes was a heck of a lot of fun to watch on the field, no more so than at Boise St. in 2011. I'm really hoping to see similar football from Muehlstein, sans the drama.
TCU's freshman #17 is Deshawn Raymond, the 6'1" 180lb cornerback out of East Jefferson HS in Metairie Louisiana. Raymond enrolled at TCU early last spring, and was a major coup for TCU as a 4 star recruit rated the #24 CB in nation, and #223 overall player by scout.com. He was also named to the 2014 Family Insurance All-USA Louisiana team by USA Today. At East Jefferson, Deshawn was a three year starter who helped East Jefferson to the Class 4A state title as a junior, all of that while maintaining a 3.2 GPA. Check out his highlights video. Raymond picked TCU over Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, and Oklahoma St. Here's the story that appeared on SBNation. Interviewed by at nola.com about the idea that a lot of schools would also look at him as a possible safety, Raymond said, "I really want to play corner, but a lot of people think I would be a really good safety. I think it's the challenge of playing cornerback that excites me. I really like to get in a wide receiver's face and take them out of the play. Playing safety has its ups, too. It really won't matter to me much because I know I'm going to end up at whatever is best. I have worked a lot on my technique as a cornerback and I get it done out there." I know I'm looking forward to him getting into some Big 12 faces in a big way in coming years!
GO FROGS!!! in 17 days!!!