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Frogs get commitment from defensive transfer Dylan Horton

The transfer from New Mexico could play linebacker or defensive end for the Frogs.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 14 New Mexico at Notre Dame Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

TCU Football secured another critical transfer over the weekend, gaining the commitment of DFW native and current Lobo Dylan Horton.

Horton might remind some folks of another transfer on the defensive side of ball for his athleticism and versatility, and like Ben Banogu, could play defensive end for the Horned Frogs. As a high school safety, the 6’4” Horton was a three star recruit out of Frisco High School, earning offers from Army, SMU, Arkansas State, and others. He chose New Mexico, where he quickly added 20 pounds and moved to linebacker. Horton played in all 12 games his freshman year but appeared primed for a breakout campaign in 2019 — before an injury shut him down after just five games. He will sit out 2020 and have two years of eligibility remaining when he hits the field in 2021 — either as a linebacker or defensive end.

Despite interest from several other programs, Horton chose the Horned Frogs, because “in addition to having top tier academic programs, I feel like the coaches and the staff has a family atmosphere that I want to be a part of. I also feel like I can learn a lot from the coaching staff and make lifelong relationships with the players and coaches,” as told to Jeremy Clark of Horned Frog Blitz.

With both Garret Wallow and Parker Workman set to graduate following the 2020 season, the Frogs will have big holes to fill at both linebacker and defensive end. Horton has the type of athleticism to play either, and has he continues to add weight, could play a role similar to Banogu once he matriculated to Fort Worth.

The more he reminds us of Big Ben the better. Welcome to Funky Town, Dylan!