Both Collier and Banogu had big weeks in Mobile.
LJ Collier, DE, TCU: He logged three tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in the game, which was a representation of the hard work he put in during the week of practices. According to reporters on the scene, he was a beast all week in 1-on-1’s and other drills. In the game, things were no different.
It’s a common refrain in TCU recruiting - Fort Worth is home. Also, some great nuggets on Glasgow, too.
His path to TCU nearly didn’t take place. He was originally scheduled to visit Auburn two weeks ago but TCU convinced him to change his plans and visit Fort Worth instead. Once he got on campus, he knew he had found his future home. Jordan admitted that he had his mind set on TCU the moment he left campus that Sunday during his official visit.
“I hadn’t decided to visit there until probably that Wednesday; I had planned on going to Auburn. It was literally the Sunday coming home when I knew it was TCU; I was just so sad leaving TCU and it just felt like home,” Jordan said. “Whenever I got back home I was thinking if Nebraska doesn’t set the bar any higher, I know I’m going (to TCU). As soon as I left Nebraska I knew it was TCU.”
Jordan isn’t alone in the excitement of his decision; his family is on board with TCU as well.
A KICKER. Will the Frogs offer one for the first time since Song was a junior in high school?
The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder is regarded as one of the top kicker prospects in the nation for the 2020 class; and for good reason. As a junior Pinton nailed 13-of-14 field goal attempts which included a 55-yard game winner; which is also a school-record. He also converted 47-of-47 extra point attempts and had 80% of his kicks go for touchbacks on kickoffs. He was voted his district’s special teams Player of the Year.
Pinton said the visit to TCU was worth the trip. Like other prospects that were in town, Pinton says he felt at home.
“Being on the campus was awesome; I really liked it,” Pinton said. “I liked the hospitality of the coaches and staff and the made it feel like home. It was a great experience.”
There is a new energy around TCU Baseball this year, and that’s a good thing.
The tournament is the first of what is a road-heavy slate to start the season, with the team playing 11 of their first 16 ballgames away from home. The Frogs will also participate in the Shriners Hospital for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park against Houston, Texas A&M and Rice from March 1-3.
The Horned Frogs will open their home schedule Feb. 19 against Abilene Christian and will follow with a three-game series against Grand Canyon University.
“This is as excited I’ve been since I’ve been at TCU for a season,” Schlossnagle said. “That’s mainly because of the way things ended last year, and also the effort that this club to this point has put in. This group has really worked at a super high level of excellence since they’ve been here. Hopefully, that will show on the field.”