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It has been a great recruiting cycle for GP.

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Football:

Here’s the real reason Gary Patterson canceled his signing day press conference | The Star-Telegram

Poor GP. Root canals are the worst.

National Signing Day should be a day of celebration for most college football coaches.

Especially for TCU coach Gary Patterson, whose 22-man recruiting class is the highest-rated in his 17-year tenure.

Instead, Patterson was getting a root canal, which is one of the reasons TCU canceled his signing day press conference on Wednesday afternoon, according to a school source. The Horned Frogs’ recruiting class is ranked No. 21 in the country by 247Sports.

The teams that signed our 4 favorite classes on National Signing Day 2018 | SB Nation

I really like the collection of athletes and talent in this group. It’s a versatile unit on both sides of the ball, with plenty of speed to spare.

TCU is stepping up its recruiting efforts and somewhat separating from the likes of Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas Tech, etc. All those year of winning seem to be paying off. I won’t tell you this class is in the same realm as the Longhorns and Sooners, but it is a nice class.

QB Justin Rogers is an excellent addition out of Bosier City (La.) Parkway. Rogers is big at 6’4 and 210 pounds, and he can really throw. He can also run enough that opponents need to respect his legs, which should create more opportunities to throw into single coverage.

I’m also a big fan of Trevon Moehrig-Woodard. The Spring Branch (Texas) Smithson Valley defensive back can do it all, and with good size at 6’2. The Horned Frogs got a steal there. He committed to TCU in April and stuck.

TCU Completes Big 2018 Class on National Signing Day | NBC 5 DFW

It’s strong group of 22.

The Frogs had four players sign on the dotted line on Wednesday to complete a 22-member class for 2018. This year’s recruiting class, which includes nine four-star signees, is ranked No. 25 nationally by 247sports.com.

TCU kept the Texas Connects Us train rolling with 13 of the 22 signees coming from the Lone Star State. Among those who signed today was Euless Trinity defensive lineman Izaih Filikitonga. The 6-foot-2, 237-pound Filikitonga was ranked as the No. 5 outside linebacker in Texas and No. 82 in the nation. He also had offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Arkansas. His dad, Sunia “Junior” Filikitonga, played at Abilene Christian and signed a free-agent contract in 1998 with the Dallas Cowboys.

Breaking down TCU’s 2018 recruiting class: The best player, dark horse and our class grade | Sports Day

Would have loved to grab Jackson or flip Coburn, but not much to complain about overall.

TCU’s staff didn’t leave too many holes in their roster with this recruiting cycle. We’ve already talked about the offensive line. Signees like Fabian Franklin and Atanza Vongor replace departures at their respective positions.

So there’s not much to complain about.

Defensive end is the only spot that looks a little thin, and it could have been worse if Ben Banogu had departed for the NFL.

Landing an elite pass rusher in this class would’ve been huge. Ochaun Mathis is a verge top 100 player in the state, but may not produce to TCU’s standards for a few years.

Basketball:

TCU basketball announces whiteout for Saturday game against Texas | Die Hards

This should be cool. A win would be better though.

TCU basketball has what is essentially a must-win game against Texas on Saturday, and the Horned Frogs are pulling out all the stops.

The TCU basketball Twitter account announced a whiteout for Schollmaier Arena during the game. TCU fans are encouraged to wear white and create a hostile atmosphere for the Longhorns.