Third round to undrafted? That’s quite a range.
No. 2: Mat Boesen, DE
Mat Boesen came up big for TCU this season, leading the Horned Frogs in sacks. He also set a new TCU record for sacks in a game (5.5 vs. Baylor). He’s actually one of the harder players to figure in this draft, as some mock projections have him taken earlier while some forget him altogether. Boesen would be a great late-round steal.
Projected round: 3rd round-undrafted
Once again, the legit family feel has won over a potential recruit.
“I didn’t really know what to expect going down there,” Duggan told 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong. “I really enjoyed it though. Every single person knew everyone down there. It was crazy. We went walking around campus and I was with the coaching staff, even the regular students were saying what’s up to the coaches. They knew them by name. It was unreal the community feeling down there.”
Duggan also told Wiltfong he was impressed with Cumbie.
”He’s going to develop you,” Duggan said. “He’s going to work on your feet and your shoulder stuff, get you knowledge of the game.”
The Frogs have some stiff competition for Duggan, who recently visited Minnesota for the fourth time. Over 50 percent of the Crystal Ball predictions for Duggan have been made for Minnesota (52 percent), with 38 percent going for Nebraska.
We could have a changing of the guard this season, if the Frogs don’t right the ship this weekend.
Meanwhile, TCU — the Big 12’s flagship program the past five seasons — suffered three straight defeats at Oklahoma State on Saturday, leaving OU, Texas (17-12, 6-3) and OSU (15-10-1, 4-2) atop what’s become a new-look conference race, for now.
The Sooners’ non-conference meeting at Oral Roberts on Tuesday precedes the Big 12’s biggest series this weekend, when OU travels to TCU.
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However, Dixon has clearly built a strong foundation for a run at a Big 12 title next season. Right now, ESPN has TCU ranked No. 21 in their way-too-early top 25 poll for the 2018-2019 college basketball season.
Assuming Jaylen Fisher makes a full recovery from the torn meniscus he suffered in January, TCU will return three starters, including Fisher, forward Kouat Noi and guard Desmond Bane. Guard Alex Robinson, who saw starter’s minutes in Fisher’s absence, will also be back.
Dixon will also bring in a top 30 recruiting class for the first time in school history. Up to this point, he has signed three four-star prospects (according to ESPN), including point guard Kendric Davis (Houston, Texas), center Russell Barlow (Richardson, Texas) and small forward Kaden Archie (Midlothian, Texas).