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TCU News: TCU signee is best in the state, Luken Baker is the real deal

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The Frogs’ slugger has no regrets about choosing Fort Worth.

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Football:

TCU football signee from Waxahachie is No. 1 in nation in long jump | Sports Day HS

It’s going to be really hard to keep Reagor off the field as a true freshman next fall, as he continues to prove himself as an elite-level athlete across multiple sports.

Reagor won last week's area track meet for District 9-5A and District 10-5A with a jump of 26 feet, 0 inches. That ranks No. 1 in the nation by more than a foot, according to DyeStat.com.

In football, Reagor is a four-star recruit, was an Under Armour All-American and is ranked as the 13th-best wide receiver in the nation by 247Sports.com. Reagor's father, Montae, is a former Waxahachie and Texas Tech star who was a defensive lineman for nine seasons in the NFL.

Having a championship game for first time in the College Football Playoff era could help Big 12 | Sports Day

The Big 12 Championship Game is coming back, whether we like it or not.

Hancock said he didn't know if the CFP will pursue bids this fall for the championship game in 2021 and beyond. "Our original sort of pie-in-the-sky thought a couple of years ago was to start the process this fall and finish next spring," Hancock said. "But we're not wedded to that. It could start sooner or later." ... CFP chief financial officer Reid Sigmon is leaving to become executive associate athletic director at Tennessee. Sigmon had worked for new Tennessee AD John Currie at Kansas State.

Baseball:

Oak Ridge's Luken Baker experiences success, changes at TCU | Chron

Baker has been as advertised, both on and off the field. He has zero regrets about choosing to forgo Pro ball and come to TCU, despite an arm injury last season taking him off the mound. And he doesn’t rule out a return to pitching somewhere down the line.

"They would have wasted their time watching me, so I let them know early so they could spend it elsewhere."

Baker said his choice was a "no-brainer."

He wanted time to develop under Schlossnagle and pitching coach Kirk Saarloos, instead of on his own in the minors, while also receiving his education and adjusting to life away from his parents.

"Playing professional baseball is what I want to end up doing, and it was enticing, but it was something I felt would be better after college," Baker said.