The Frogs have added a graduate transfer at a big position of need, as former Washington State long snapper Lucas Gravelle announced on twitter - in a very cool way - that he was going to be a Horned Frog:
I am extremely excited to announce that I have accepted a full scholarship to TCU! @TCUFootball @TCUonScout pic.twitter.com/PgRPrOdxkz— Lucas Gravelle (LS) (@LucasGAthlete) March 17, 2017
Gravelle, who started 23 games his sophomore and junior seasons at WSU, comes to TCU with one year of eligibility remaining. Originally from Niagara, NY, Gravelle started his college football career at Erie Community College before matriculating to the Pacific Northwest.
With last year’s long snapper Matt Boggs graduating, the Frogs were left with a pair of redshirt freshmen to compete for one of the most import - if unnoticed - jobs on the field. Bringing in a player with Gravelle’s experience to help shore up a unit that struggled a season ago is a shrewd move by Gary Patterson and company.
At 6’0” tall and 224 pounds, Lucas is quite a bit bigger than Boggs, who he will likely replace in the starting lineup. He has recorded one tackle in two seasons, while Washington State kickers were 9/15 on the season and punters averaged just under 40 yards per kick.
Welcome to the Frog fam, Lucas!