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TCU News: 5 possible football breakouts

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5 breakout candidates for TCU football this fall | Dallas Morning News

A grad transfer at linebacker could end up being a monster for the Frogs.

3. Jawuan Johnson, linebacker

Talk about a depth-chart buster. The graduate transfer from Northern Illinois terrorized teams in the MAC last season. He can really do everything, finishing his 2017 campaign with 98 tackles and five interceptions. If Johnson impresses like we know he can this fall, he may become the alpha of TCU’s defense.


Really solid look at TCU from the perspective of their most significant preseason opponent.

TCU is replacing some key players from last year’s team, including starting quarterback Kenny Hill and offensive tackles Joseph Noteboom and Matt Pryor. Key departures from TCU’s defense include four first-team All-Big 12 performers: Linebacker Travin Howard led last year’s Horned Frogs with 108 total tackles, defensive end Mat Boesen led last year’s team with 11.5 sacks, cornerback Ranthony Texada led last year’s team with 15 passes defensed and safety Nick Orr led last year’s team with three interceptions.

At the same time, the Horned Frogs are still returning some of their top players from last season, and have enough rising talent to end up emerging as a national contender once again.

”Re-evaluating TCU’s odds reveals a team loaded and ready at nearly every position, though the offensive line needs to round into form before September,” wrote Myerberg, who ranked TCU as college football’s 22nd-best in his initial preseason top 25 before elevating the Horned Frogs to eighth after spring practice.

TCU Commit Wyatt Harris Not Swayed By Interest From Others | 247 Sports

The family ties will likely keep this talented player in the purple fold - and that’s great news for the Frogs, as he is one of the best recruiters in his class.

“Ole Miss has talked to me, Texas A&M and some other schools have come down but that’s about it,” he said. “I haven’t really talked to a team or anything. A&M asked me to come down and Ole Miss has talked to me but everyone knows I’m really solid to TCU.”

Since January Harris has shifted his focus on helping the Frogs’ build a solid 2019 class. So far his and other commitments efforts are working as the Frogs’ currently have the No. 2 ranked class in the Big 12 according to the 247Sports composite team rankings.

Washington Redskins UDFA profile - Ranthony Texada, CB, TCU | Hogs Haven

Texada is a guy that plays so much bigger than he is, and has a good shot to work his way onto an NFL roster with his talent.

The Redskins have three cornerbacks who are locks to make the team in Josh Norman, Fabian Moreau and Quinton Dunbar. Josh Holsey is also a favorite to make the team after being on the roster for the entire 2017 season.

The Redskins also signed Orlando Scandrick in free agency and if they keep a sixth Cornerback, it will probably be a player who excels on special teams like Greg Stroman does as a returner.

Texada could break through only if he unseats Scandrick or Holsey as the slot Cornerback. Texada only returned three kickoffs at TCU and no punts so he isn’t a favorite to be a return specialist with the Redskins.

Texada will be in the mix as a possible surprise on the 53 man roster. It is much more likely that Texada is on the practice squad. With his ability to play multiple different coverages, I don’t think the Redskins will let Texada go.

Around Campus:

TCU Graduate Wins Miss USA Competition | CBS DFW

What an awesome young woman to represent TCU, holding one of the biggest platforms in our country.

Summers said she would encourage people to “speak your voice” with her sign. Urrea vowed to work to eliminate homelessness. Miller-Keyes spoke about sexual assault prevention, saying she would march for “your body, your rights.”

During her answer, Summers also drew one of the biggest cheers of the evening when she called on people to “listen to each other,” saying that was something people in the U.S. needed to do.

The evening also touched on one of the year’s biggest themes — the #MeToo movement that has focused attention on sexual harassment and sexual assault. In a video montage, the contestants talked about particular #MeToo moments they had experienced and women’s empowerment.