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TCU News: Catching up with recruits ahead of the early signing period

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These are the names to watch!

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5 TCU players who exceeded expectations in 2018, including the 3rd-string QB who led Horned Frogs to a bowl | Sports Day

Despite it being a down year, a lot of good things happened for TCU.

Just when it seemed like Muehlstein -- who spent five years at TCU and was never higher than third string on the roster -- would never earn his shot at meaningful playing time, everything changed in a heartbeat. Injuries to both starting quarterback Shawn Robinson and backup Michael Collins ultimately gave way for Muehlstein to play under center for the majority of the Horned Frogs’ 16-9 win over Baylor on Nov. 17, in which he passed for 137 yards and a touchdown. One week later -- making his first-ever start in the final regular-season college game of his career -- Muehlstein passed for 180 yards and a pair of touchdowns as TCU posted a 31-24 victory over Oklahoma State to close out the regular season and achieve bowl eligibility.

7 days until signing day: TCU’s 2019 early-period signees | 247 Sports

With Robinson’s transfer, Duggan becomes a huge early-period signee.

Signing status: Wednesday, December 19th

Duggan is another prospect that has stayed solid with his commitment to the Frogs despite getting a ton of interest from other programs. Duggan continues a strong run of quarterback recruiting for Sonny Cumbie; Duggan chose TCU over Notre Dame, Ohio State, Minnesota and Nebraska among many others. Duggan had a big senior season as he threw for over 2,100 yards with 24 scores and added another 1,200 on the ground as he led Lewis Central to an 11-1 record. For his efforts, Duggan was named the 2018 Gatorade Player of the Year. Duggan plans to enroll early and will be on TCU’s campus in January.

Following trends: Where TCU stands with some remaining targets | 247 Sports

Catalon is one that the Frogs would LOVE to have.

Tre’Von Morgan – The 6-foot-6 receiver recently visited Iowa State and has gone on record saying he will not make a decision until February. TCU is still in the running and they have recently visited the rising prospect. Morgan has said TCU could be getting a visit in January.

Travis Koontz – The JUCO tight end is currently on TCU’s campus (Dec. 12-14) for an official visit and the Frogs have made no secret about; they want the tight end badly. Koontz will leave TCU on Friday and head to Lubbock for an official visit to Texas Tech. The Frogs are in good shape as long as Georgia doesn’t lose tight end Isaac Nauta. It’s said that if Nauta declares for the draft, Koontz will be headed to Athens.

Jalen Catalon – TCU is still recruiting the four-star safety and was the first school to make an in-home visit with him a few weeks ago. Catalon is still planning a visit to TCU in January as he plans to wait on signing until February. Arkansas and Texas are the frontrunners at the moment.