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Shameik Blackshear makes it official

The grad transfer defensive end has his paperwork in.

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One of the more underrated additions for TCU Football in the class of 2019 is graduate transfer Shameik Blackshear, a defensive end who brings much-needed experience to a defensive line that saw four players graduate out.

Out of Bluffton, South Carolina, the former Gamecock stands 6’5” and checks in at a developed 267 pounds. Once a four star recruit, Blackshear overcame injuries both in high school and once arriving in Columbia to be a productive player in US of C’s rotation, appearing in all 13 games in 2018, with two starts and a sack.

With Ben Banogu and LJ Collier headed to the NFL after All-Conference seasons, Blackshear will be crucial in helping to develop redshirt freshmen Ochaun Mathis and sophomore Brandon Bowen. TCU also added juco edge rusher Parker Workman and freshmen Adam Plant, Colt Ellison, Thomas Armstrong, and Earl Barquet this recruiting cycle.

Welcome to Funky Town, Shameik - can’t wait to watch you introduce yourself to some Big 12 QBs.