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TCU News: Frogs shine at Pro Day, 50 full-ride scholarships awarded at area high schools

TCU has made an investment in their community, and it’s paying off for 50 future Frogs.

Football:

TCU Pro Day: Joseph Noteboom, Kyle Hicks and 20 others show off for NFL scouts | The Star-Telegram

Noteboom, Hicks, and Howard were all winners during Friday’s Pro Day. Other Frogs showed out too, and may have worked themselves into an UDFA contract.

A couple of distinguished former TCU offensive lineman were on hand Friday in NFL veterans Marcus Cannon and Marshall Newhouse, who have both been on Super Bowl champions. They gave Noteboom and the other offensive line prospects, including Patrick Morris, Matt Pryor and Austin Schlottmann, valuable advice on how to make it in the NFL

”You have to know the playbook,” Noteboom said he was told. “No mental mistakes. That’s the No. 1 thing you can’t do or you’ll get cut.”

Noteboom is hoping his stock keeps rising and that it carries him possibly as high as the third round.

”I definitely helped myself with those two things,” he said of the NFL Combine and the Senior Bowl.

TCU spring football breakout candidate No. 2: Could this freshman be the Frogs’ next surprise at running back? | Sports Day

The Frogs need to develop a number two behind Anderson, whether it’s the true freshman or veteran Olonilua.

Breakout candidate No. 3: Fabian Franklin, freshman, RB

Franklin was a major coup for Gary Patterson’s 2018 class, having stolen the 4-star back after he initially committed to Mississippi State. Franklin was also offered by SEC programs that emphasis run-first schemes, such as Alabama and Georgia. If Nick Saban also came calling, there must be something there.

Around Campus:

TCU Awards 50 Full-Ride Scholarships to Area Schools | NBC DFW

Always one of my favorite things that TCU does.

In all, 50 students from Dunbar, North Side, O.D. Wyatt, Polytechnic, South Hills, Trimble Tech high schools and YMLA in the Fort Worth ISD; Sam Houston High School in the Arlington ISD; Barack Obama Leadership Academy, Carter and Lincoln high schools in the Dallas ISD; and DeSoto High School in the DeSoto ISD were all chosen for the program.

TCU spokeswoman Holly Ellman says it was the largest class ever.

The Chancellor’s Council on Diversity established the Community Scholars Program in 2000 as a way to increase diversity on campus.

This academic preparation and scholarship program focuses on 13 local inner-city high schools with predominantly minority enrollments.

The immediate goal is to attract students to TCU who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership skills, and to provide the funding and support they need to succeed.