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TCU lands graduate LB transfer Jawuan Johnson | ESPN

This is a huge get for TCU, as Patterson was just speaking after the spring game about the lack of depth at linebacker.

A third-team All-MAC selection last season, Johnson recorded 98 tackles, including 18 for loss, and had five interceptions and five forced fumbles for NIU. He tied for the MAC lead in forced fumbles and tied for second in interceptions while ranking fourth in tackles for loss. Born in East St. Louis, Illinois, Johnson played high school football in Texas and wanted to play his final season closer to his family. After deciding to leave Northern Illinois, he reached out to TCU cornerback Jeff Gladney, a high school teammate, who connected him to the Frogs coaches.

Top Northern Illinois LB transfers to TCU | NBC Sports

Johnson was a monster for NIU, and he steps into a good situation for a grad transfer at TCU.

This past season, Johnson started all 13 games for the Huskies. He led the team with five interceptions and eight passes defensed. His 98 tackles were second on the team, as were his 18 tackles for loss. He totaled four sacks, which were third on the squad.


TCU snaps 6-game skid; hand Oklahoma its first Big 12 loss of the season | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Frogs dropped the first game of the day 6-3, but won the final game of the series 6-2. Josh Watson and AJ Balta were key for the Frogs, as were Cal Coughlin and Durbin Feltman.

TCU (15-13, 4-5 Big 12) scored three two-out runs in the third as Josh Watson’s hit sparked the rally. Watson moved to third on Michael Landestoy’s single and scored on an A.J. Balta double. Oviedo gave the Frogs the lead with a two-run single to right.

TCU Bounces Back With 6-2 Win |

Adam Oviedo also played a big role for TCU in the win.

A pair of three run innings helped TCU secure a 6-2 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma on Sunday in Game 2 of a doubleheader. Adam Oviedo was the offensive star with three hits and two RBIs.

TCU Comes Up Short in Game 1 |

Josh Watson hit a dinger, but it wasn’t enough to get past Oklahoma.

TCU found itself in an early hole and could never recover in a 6-3 loss to No. 19 Oklahoma Sunday morning in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Josh Watson hit his fifth home run of the season.