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TCU News: Noi on draft “To be in this position I’m going to take every advantage of it.”

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The former Frog is all-in regarding his pro future.

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Football:

Former Ohio State QB Baldwin transfers to TCU | ESPN

If everyone is healthy, the fall camp QB competition will be LIT.

Baldwin redshirted last season and was poised to be in a competition with sophomore transfer Justin Fields for the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback job next season.

”My family and I have prayed and talked a lot about where I belong and what is best for me,” Baldwin wrote on social media last month, when explaining his decision to enter the transfer portal. “In the end, we fell like it’d be better for me to step away from Ohio State. I want everyone to know this isn’t done out of anger of frustration, but I’m not just a football player.”

TCU’s QB competition getting stiffer, possibly for next season | The Star-Telegram

Based on precedent, Baldwin should be granted a waiver to play right away.

According to the report, Baldwin is expected to request a waiver to be eligible for next season. With Urban Meyer retiring from Ohio State, Baldwin’s chances of landing it could be improved.

“This is another great recruiting haul for the coaching staff, particularly Sonny Cumbie who has been able to land some top names at quarterback in recent years,” recruiting expert and Horned Frog Blitz publisher Jeremy Clark said. “Baldwin had an interesting recruiting process considering he didn’t start at Lake Travis until his senior season. He put up massive numbers and ended up being one of the most heavily recruited quarterbacks in the country.

“Even though TCU had Justin Rogers committed at the time, they still showed Baldwin interest. He brings a strong and accurate arm to the group and while he may not be as quick and agile as Delton and Duggan, he does possess the ability to make plays with his feet.”

Basketball:

Former TCU forward Noi says he’s ready for pro journey | Amico Hoops

Noi is taking a big risk, but it could pay off for the talented forward.

“I’m just happy to be here.”

Those were the words Kouat Noi said after finishing his workout with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. The versatile forward spent last year excelling in the Big 12 for the TCU Horned Frogs, putting up nearly 14 points and 5 rebounds per game.

“To be in this position I’m going to take every advantage of it,” he said.

The rising junior has already made it known, and once again confirmed, he will not be returning to school. A bold move for a player not projected to be a first-round draft pick. However, there are many options if a player is talented enough — overseas, the NBA’s two-way contracts, the G League and training camp invites.