The Early Signing Period isn’t a day... it spans three over the course of the week.
That’s a good thing for TCU Football, who found a small town gem outside of Austin in 6’7, 280 pound defensive tackle Tyler Guyton.
Guyton was offered Thursday by the Frogs, and wasted little time accepting and signing with TCU. A relative unknown on the recruiting front, Guyton is a typical stash and develop find for the Frogs, who pride themselves on these diamond-in-the-rough type players — many of whom end up starring for Patterson down the line.
Manor is a small town outside of Austin that hovers around 10,000 residents, though Manor Senior High has over 1600 students. Guyton starred for the Mustangs at defensive tackle and nose guard, and showcased his athleticism on the basketball courts as well. He helped lead his football team to the state quarterfinals this season, beating two district champs along the way. Guyton could play on either the offensive or defensive line at TCU with his combination of strength, size, and athletic ability. On film, he shows the ability to stand up offensive linemen and make quick adjustments off of blocks to get to the ball. Certainly raw, but there’s a reason schools like Texas and SMU were sniffing around late.
But TCU was the first to offer, and that’s all Guyton needed to sign.
Currently unranked, Guyton doesn’t move the needle in the rankings, but TCU Football finished with a top-30 class in the country and the third-highest rated in the Big 12. TCU signed 15 players over the three day early signing period and expect six to enroll early — offensive linemen Brandon Coleman and Altrique Barlow, defensive linemen Khari Coleman, Patrick Jenkins and Jaquaze Sorrells, and linebacker Jamoi Hodge.