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TCU News: Football recruiting stays hot, Basketball opens conference play against Baylor

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There are some big names left unsigned that the Frogs will make a push for this month.

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Basketball:

‘We should be ranked.’ TCU men’s basketball team starts Big 12 play on a mission | The Star-Telegram

Saturday afternoon is huge for a program trying to establish itself as a true contender.

“A lot of people don’t have high expectations for us. I feel like we should be ranked,” senior point guard Alex Robinson said. “They haven’t given us that.”

Winning Big 12 games is the easiest way for TCU to get back in the good graces of voters. And conference play gets underway at 3 p.m. Saturday against Baylor at Schollmaier Arena.

The Frogs are riding an eight-game winning streak, including winning the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii last month, but still have been in the “receiving votes” category since falling out of the Top 25 rankings after a stunning home loss to Lipscomb on Nov. 20.

“We want to make our mark,” Robinson said. “We’re going to come out and play as hard as we can. We notice it and we want to put our name out there.”

Football:

Former TCU QB Kenny Hill has caught the coaching bug. Will he stay with the Frogs? | The Star-Telegram

Count me among those that would love to see Kenny stay with TCU as a coach. His story is a great example to young players. Seems as if his coaching peers agree.

“I’m really open to whatever,” Hill said. “Just whatever ends up being the best opportunity. I would love to stay here at TCU and coach here because this is my preferred spot. But I’d be open to almost anything when it comes down to it.”

At the very least, Hill enters the coaching world with plenty of well-respected mentors on his side. Gary Patterson’s status and tenure speaks for itself.

Co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie is considered a young, promising coach, and fellow co-offensive coordinator Curtis Luper has worked on a national championship-winning staff.

“Coach Loop talks to me about coaching and says, ‘Hey, man, this is what I did. This is what you can do,’” Hill said. “All of the coaches have been that way and been very helpful. If I have a question, they all say, ‘Fire away.’”

Names to watch in January for TCU’s 2019 recruiting class | 247 Sports

I would love to see the Frogs snag one of these LBs.

Eugene Asante | LB – The stud linebacker out of Virginia is one of the top prospects left on the Frogs’ wish list. Asante was offered by the Frogs in early December and for now appear to be in the race along with others including UCLA, Maryland, Virginia Tech and Baylor among others. The Frogs are likely to get an official visit from the 6-foot-1, 212-pounder in January.

Dylan Jordan | LB - The sleeper out of Pittsburg, Kansas is still on the Frogs’ radar at the moment. Frogs’ linebackers coach Chad Glasgow visited the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder in early December. Jordan obviously did not sign on Wednesday and holds offers Utah, Kansas and Kansas State; all who offered toward the end of December. Jordan will visit TCU in January.

Texas, Texas A&M, and TCU land player on the Associated Press all-bowl team | Sports Day

Sewo should have gotten the nod, too.

TCU linebacker Jawuan Johnson helped lead the Horned Frogs defense in their ‘beautifully bad’ Cheez-It Bowl win over Cal.