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TCU News: Big Monday for Frog Football as recruiting is on a roll

TCU got three commitments yesterday and four in two days to more than double their 2020 class size.

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Football:

Landing four-star DE James Sylvester caps big-time recruiting day for TCU football | The Star-Telegram

Sylvester looks like an absolute star in the making. And TCU beat out the Aggies for his services.

“Sylvester is ranked as one of the top defensive ends in the nation for a good reason -- he’s got the perfect blend of size and speed to excel as an edge rusher in the Frogs’ defensive scheme,” recruiting expert and Horned Frog Blitz publisher Jeremy Clark said. “He has excelled the past two seasons and was a big part of Newton’s back-to-back state championships. This is a big haul for the staff, they beat the likes of Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M to land Sylvester.”

Sylvester is the first pass rusher in TCU’s 2020 class, and continues TCU’s Newton connection. The Frogs landed two of Sylvester’s teammates in the 2019 recruiting class in Josh Foster and Darwin Barlow.

Richardson, Williams commit to TCU | NewsOK

Pulling two of Oklahoma’s top players is a great look for Patterson and the Horned Frogs.

Richardson, at 6-foot-1 and 197 pounds, has developed into one of the state’s top running backs. As a junior, he rushed for 1,421 yards and 19 touchdowns while averaging 7.9 yards per carry in 12 games. He also caught three touchdown passes.

This was after he returned from a lower leg injury that cut his breakout sophomore season short in Week 10. That season, he rushed for 2,135 yards and 26 TDs, averaging 11.3 yards per carry.

He chose TCU over offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Memphis, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Texas and SMU.

The 6-5, 220-pound Williams is a dual-threat quarterback who led Sapulpa to the Class 6A-II playoffs while throwing for more than 1,200 yards and rushing for 900 yards. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, TCU recruited Williams at quarterback, though he could play tight end or defensive end.

He chose TCU over Texas Tech, North Texas and Kansas State among others.

Big recruiting weekend results in third commitment for TCU | Sports Day

What a weekend for Frog Football.

A three-star prospect, Richardson picked TCU over offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, SMU and others.

At 6-foot-1, 197 pounds, Richardson is ranked as the No. 26 running back in the country and No. 4 overall prospect in the state of Oklahoma, per Rivals.com.

TCU now has six commits in its 2019 recruiting class.

Athletics:

Baseball great Matt Carpenter headlines TCU’s 2019 Hall of Fame class | The Star-Telegram

This might be Carp’s first HOF nomination, but there’s a good shot it won’t be his last.

The former TCU baseball great headlines the school’s 2019 Hall of Fame class, announced on Monday.

Carpenter had a standout college career with the Frogs, playing primarily as the team’s third baseman from 2005-09. He was a three-time second-team all-Mountain West Conferenceselection (2006, 2008 and 2009), and left as the school’s all-time leader in games played (241) and at-bats (843). He is now second in games played, and third in at-bats.

Carpenter has gone on to have success in the major leagues, becoming a three-time All-Star for the St. Louis Cardinals. He led MLB in hits, runs scored and doubles in 2013, finishing fourth in MVP voting. He finished ninth in MVP voting last season.