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TCU News: “I feel like I’m the biggest sleeper.”

One TCU potential first-rounder is ready to prove the doubters wrong.

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Danny Mourning

Football:

Report: Titans showing interest in TCU WR Jalen Reagor | Titans Wire

Add Reag to that offense? I like it.

Tennessee’s need for a receiver is obvious, albeit not dire.

The team could use a burner for this coming season, and the speed of Reagor and Mims would certainly qualify them as such.

Adding to that, Corey Davis isn’t likely to have his fifth-year option picked up, therefore the Titans could have a hole in their receiving corps. in 2021.

Of course, drafting Reagor or Mims could mean the Titans would be going with a wide receiver as soon as Day 1 or Day 2, but it remains to be seen if general manager Jon Robinson would take one that early with more pressing needs.

Small-town ATH Brenen Thompson discusses TCU offer | Horned Frog Blitz

The kid has speed to burn.

TCU was the most recent offer for Thompson as the Frogs offered on Monday night. Thompson grew up liking the Frogs which makes sense considering he’s from a small town and TCU is a small private school.

“It’s a blessing to have some options, getting an option like TCU is a huge blessing to me and my family for sure,” he said. “TCU has always been a school on my mind. It’s got a small-school kind of vibe being a private school.”

“Just growing up I liked TCU. I liked others schools too; OU, Texas a little bit and schools like that. But, I never really had ‘my team’. I never had any clothes with a certain team on it; I’ve just been open minded to all schools. But TCU has always been kind of on the radar as far knowing it’s a pretty good school. But, I don’t really have a favorite team.”

Broncos Draft Board: Speedy TCU cornerback Jeff Gladney feels like he’s “the biggest sleeper” | The Denver Post

Gladney has no problem being an underdog.

But the fifth-year senior, who is projected to be a second- or third-round pick in April’s draft, doesn’t believe that’s an issue, pointing to his quickness and physicality as reasons he’s a bona fide NFL prospect.

“I play bigger than my size, and most receivers don’t know that,” Gladney said at the NFL combine. “They think they’re going to come out there and bully me, but that doesn’t go down. … I feel like I’m the biggest sleeper. They talk about my size a lot, but everyone knows I’m a speed demon and physical.”

Around Athletics:

NCAA grants spring athletes opportunity for another year of eligibility

Baseball players are happy, while basketball players are hurting.

Senior TCU baseball players took to Twitter to plead the NCAA for another chance to compete for a championship when they learned that their season would be cut short due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus spread.

“That dream was understandably taken from us this year due to the safety of our nation,” senior left-handed pitcher Haylen Green said in a tweet. “What I pray is that you give me, and seniors like me across the nation another year to chase that dream, one more chance to hold that trophy with tears of joy in our eyes and smiles across our faces that says all our hard work has finally paid off.”

Fellow seniors pitcher Charles King and third baseman Conner Shepherd also expressed their desire for one more year on social media.

“I believe baseball tells you when it’s time to hang up the cleats and move on with your life,” Shepherd said. “However, a virus was not the way that we envisioned our seasons and possible careers coming to an end.”