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TCU News: Frogs in the mix for local speedster, Priester officially signs with Pirates

The Horned Frogs’ top recruit is going pro.

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TCU showing interest in Allen ATH Raylen Sharpe | 247 Sports

The potential dual-sport athlete fits the bill for what the Frogs like in under the radar finds - namely, speed, baby.

The 5-foot-9, 150-pounder is little-known at the moment after playing behind 2019 quarterback Grant Tisdale, who signed with Ole Miss. Although Sharpe didn’t get a ton of snaps as a junior, it hasn’t stopped programs including Arizona from offering the playmaker. After his recent performances at TCU’s camp, it won’t come as a shock if he generates even more interest.

Last week at TCU’s first skills mini-camp of the summer, Sharpe recorded blazing speed in the forty and pro shuttle while also competing as a quarterback. His 4.36 forty and 4.02 shuttle times were the best of the camp. That was enough to open TCU’s eyes and they invited the speedster back on campus last Friday to evaluate him as a receiver.

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Phil Steele thinks that TCU can be a contender.

“Texas finished ranked #9 in 2018 and is a contender for the Heisman and the National Championship. TCU may have been the most banged up team on the country last year and had to win their last three to avoid a losing season. (But) Gary Patterson is the ‘king of bounce years’ and he will have the Frogs contending for a Big 12 title. Iowa State may have the best defense in the Big 12 and a legitimate contender in the conference.


Pirates sign their first-round pick, Quinn Priester | Post-Gazette

Not a surprise, but Priester is officially off to the pros.

Priester, 18, was committed to TCU. He’s a hard-throwing right-hander who has hit 97 mph on the radar gun and also has an excellent curveball.

Priester went 8-2 with a 1.00 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 60 1/3 innings as a senior this past season at Cary-Grove High School in Cary, Ill.

The slot value for the No. 18 pick was $3,481,300. According to Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline, Priester signed for $3.4 million.