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Students are moving into campus at TCU.

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TCU picks up commitment from Landyn Watson! | Horned Frog

A huge commitment!

TCU offered Watson following his freshman season at Hutto. The Frogs were seemingly out of the race to land Watson until he dropped his final 6 list which included TCU. TCU was the only program in Texas to be listed in the final six schools.

A three-year starter at Hutto, Watson has been a defensive force in each of his three seasons. In total he has collected 143 tackles with 41 tackles for loss and 19.5 sacks. His best season came his sophomore season when he totaled 55 tackles with 20 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. As a freshman he earned District 19-5A Defensive Newcomer of the Year, he was first-team All-District as a sophomore and was named District 11-5A-D1 Defensive Lineman of the Year as a junior.

Adding Watson should put a close on the Frogs’ defensive end recruiting for the 2021 class. He joins fellow three-star Chris Murray, who committed in April. With Watson committing to the Frogs, he is now the highest-ranked commitment on the list with a composite score rank of .8858. He is ranked as the No. 28 weakside defensive end in the nation and No. 56 overall player.

TCU VIP recruiting notes: Finding an OT | Horned Frog Blitz

The Frogs aren’t done working.

As for high school recruits, the Frogs continue to keep a good relationship with Argyle prospect Jasper Lott. Anderson has built a good relationship with the 6-foot-6, 250-pounder and other members on TCU’s staff know Lott’s father. He’s not in a hurry to make a decision just yet, but he’s a guy that the Frogs are staying in good contact with that isn’t named Savion Byrd.

I got more intel on Saturday about TCU’s chances for Ketron Jackson. After hearing some information, I am more confident than ever in believing Texas has the lead. Two things I’ve been told that have hurt TCU is his parents not having a chance to visit and the fact the Frogs signed two high-level receivers from the 2020 class. If there is another receiver to watch, I’d say it’s JoJo Earle. He remains committed to LSU but TCU is not giving up their pursuit.

Around Campus:

TCU begins student move-in as universities prepare for school amid the pandemic | WFAA

Now, the real challenge begins for Horned Frog Football.

“It just doesn’t seem real,” said Brooke Finch, a TCU freshman from Hurst. “I just never thought that this would happen.”

The incoming freshmen have already missed prom and a normal graduation, and their last summer with high school friends was basically canceled.

“We didn’t get any of the fun part of senior year,” Finch said. “The fact that I can just move in is exciting. And because I’m a freshman, I don’t know how usual move-in is, so for me this is normal.”

“Normally move-in day is packed and you walk in, and it’s kind of dead right now,” said sophomore Meagan Solby. “I’m a little bummed but I’m excited that I’m back on campus.”

Solby’s sister, a senior living off-campus, and their mother Tricia Solby, knows how much they may miss.

“Will she get to have home football games? And I’m sure tailgating won’t happen, and social events will be skewed down,” Tricia said.

Students are moving in knowing if classes go all online, they’ll move back out. The same is true for SMU. At UNT, students can cancel housing contracts if classes go all online.

Around College Football:

College football games canceled or postponed near 1,000 | Washington Post

The Big 12 is one of the few conferences to try and give this a go.

Total Division I football games canceled or postponed: 935(asterisk)

Bowl Subdivision

TOTAL: 465.

FBS vs. FBS: 391.

FBS vs. FCS: 74.

Championship Subdivision