Banogu considered going pro after last season, but ended up back at TCU for his senior season. KaVontae Turpin was also named to the preaseason All-Big 12 team, as a returner.
Banogu has been named the Big 12’s preseason defensive player of the year, in polling by conference media, a fitting label for a guy coming off a season with 8.5 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles.
Phil Steele recently ranked the top 54 defensive lines in the country, and TCU comes in at No. 9. Here’s how that compares to other schools in the area.
Here’s a look where local schools ended up in his rankings:
No. 9: TCU
No. 23: Texas
No. 25: Texas A&M
No. 27: Oklahoma State
No. 45: Oklahoma
Not listed: Baylor, North Texas, SMU, Texas Tech
TCU Men’s Basketball
Keith and Kevin Langford, along with Justin Wesley, are arguably the best basketball family to come out of Fort Worth. This is a really great read about the three guys, and their family dynamic.
In the two-plus decades since, the trio collectively became stars at North Crowley High School, earned Division I scholarships to Kansas, California-Berkeley, TCU and Lamar University, and continued their careers overseas.
Now, for the first time, the trio agreed to discuss their illustrious journeys in the sport, their relationships with one another and their plans for the future.