A very athletic, very intriguing QB prospect seems to like the Frogs.
“He (Cumbie) showed me the facilities and they’re really nice; everything is really nice,” he said.
Wimsatt has some familiarity with TCU’s program and their accomplishments over the years.
“They’re a good program; they won the Big 12 Championship in 2014 and Gary Patterson has been the coach there for 20 years,” he said. “I know a little bit.”
As a sophomore, Wimsatt threw for 2,792 yards and 31 touchdowns and added another 564 yards and 12 scores on the ground. He is currently rated as the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the nation according to 247 Sports.
TCU is known to recruit quarterbacks that can make plays with their arm and feet. It’s an offense that Wimsatt feels fits his strengths as a quarterback.
“I definitely think it’s an offense where my strengths would fit in well,” Wimsatt said. “Definitely.”
The Packers are high on VS. They should be.
At 6-foot-2 and 202 pounds, the Packers timed Scott with a 40 time in the 4.4s. That’s a strong combination of size and athleticism. Nonetheless, he started only two games in his first three seasons. With a strong set of spring practices, Scott won the starting job. The key, Gonzales said, was Scott turning it loose to he could be a playmaker rather than just a player.
“The biggest thing we talked about as far as him putting a season together that was going to allow him an opportunity to keep playing at the next level is we needed production,” Gonzales said. “He knew what to do, he knew how to communicate the checks. Now, it was a matter of, ‘You’ve got to produce. When you’re around the ball, go make a play. When you’re in position to make a tackle, go make a tackle.’”
Someone gets it.
1. Gary Patterson, TCU
Patterson’s seven-year tenure in the MW is unassailable. TCU joined the conference after four years in Conference USA, and Patterson’s Horned Frogs dominated. He was 77-13 overall and 48-7 in MW play, posting an 85.6 win percentage, the best of any coach with more than two seasons in the league. His teams won four conference championships, all of which came via undefeated league seasons, and TCU won at least 11 games in six of his seven years in the conference. TCU also reached two major bowls, the Fiesta and Rose bowls; went 6-1 in the postseason; and finished in the final AP Top 25 six times, including the No. 2 ranking in 2010. TCU jumped to the Big 12 in 2012 and is just 63-40 since then, but the MW run was amazing.
This is a great landing spot for Niang, who fell because of injury.
If Wylie ends up winning the job (and if there isn’t a training camp or true preseason this summer that could make it easier for him to do just that), then Niang will be the swing player along the line much like players like Zach Fulton and Cameron Erving have been in years past. Niang could fill the void for whoever gets injured and who knows? Maybe that’s where he could prove himself and if he played well enough, could hold onto the job for good.
Niang might not be a starter in 2020, but if he is, it’ll either be at left guard from the jump (or if Wylie gets benched or injured) or filling in for someone else at another position. With his squeaky clean right tackle record while at TCU, the fact that Niang was still available in the third round was surprising.
Well, this explains Burnett’s sudden departure earlier this spring.
Originally entering the transfer portal in early November, NCAA rules mandated he do so in order to visit Texas Christian University during MSU’s bye week to complete his MBA admittance presentation and interview and visit with the football program. Once the trek was completed, he finished the season in Starkville — graduating in just three and a half years with a degree in management.
Following the season, Burnett enrolled at TCU as an MBA student and, again, walked on to the football team. Going through spring with the Horned Frogs, he received more reps than he initially anticipated as a slew of injuries and transfers hit the quarterback room in Fort Worth.
But as the spring semester came to a close and his first set of master’s classes neared their end, Burnett felt unfulfilled. Seeking an opportunity more in line with his interest in sports administration and more financially affordable than TCU’s $120,000 tuition over three years, he entered the transfer portal once more.
“I had a great experience at TCU football-wise,” Burnett said. “I love the coaches. I loved the area — Fort Worth is a great area. Academically it was awesome — great professors, great administrators. It was just more the financial thing. Seeing what my long term goals were, I think it was best to switch to the sports administration track and save that money and try to get done a little sooner.”