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TCU News: “You could tell at age 12 he had an elite arm and he’s just gotten better and better.”

TCU Baseball picked up a commitment from a sophomore who hits 90 on the gun.

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Football:

TCU safeties listed as top duo heading into 2020 season | 247 Sports

The pub train rolls on.

“Washington just plays above expectations and could very well be the most-liked Frog on the roster,” Clark wrote. “He consistently makes plays and gives the Frogs the best 1-2 duo in the Big 12 when he’s on the field with Moehrig. And just think, he’s only a sophomore.”

Moehrig also put together a good 2019 season. He earned a 92.4 coverage grade and he really shined with a 31.9 percent forced incompletion rate.

He ranked as the fifth-best returning defensive back according to Pro Football Focus. He helped TCU be the top Big 12 defense and is PFF’s highest-graded safety from last season. He had 62 tackles and two forced fumbles en route to first-team All-Big 12 honors. This season, Moehrig will need to take on more leadership responsibilities now that former TCU star Jeff Gladney departed for the NFL ranks.

Moehrig received some preseason hype as he was listed on the Jim Thorpe Award watch list. He was also listed on the Walter Camp Preseason All-American and Chuck Bednarik watch list as well.

Jacoby Jackson decommits from TCU football, won’t be following in his dad’s footsteps | The Star-Telegram

The OT is the second decommit in the 2021 class, which now stands at six members.

Jackson initially committed to TCU on June 19. His father, Cedric, played running back at the school from 1988-90.

The 6-foot-6, 320-pounder had offers from a number of schools. Along with TCU, Baylor, Boise State, Arizona, Texas Tech, Florida State, Iowa State, SMU, Oklahoma State and Mississippi State showed interest.

Jackson joins Manor safety Devin Lemear as the only players to decommit from TCU’s 2021 class. TCU currently has six commits in its 2021 class, which is ranked 10th in the Big 12 and 105th nationally by 247Sports.

Baseball:

Scotts Valley flamethrower Jacob Hudson, clocked at 93 mph at age 15, commits to TCU | High school baseball | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Schloss will have his work cut out for him, keeping him from choosing pro ball over college.

“The guy has got a hose,” Eichhorn said of Hudson’s loose and lively arm. “You could tell at age 12 he had an elite arm and he’s just gotten better and better. He’s pretty polished. To think he’s only going to be a sophomore is pretty crazy.”

In addition to his four-seam fastball, Hudson also has a plus-rated curve and throws a changeup.

Hudson said his fastball was first clocked at 90 mph at a tournament in Arizona last summer.

“I didn’t do incredible at the tournament but I got 90,” he said. “That was a huge milestone for me because I had gotten 89 quite a bit.”

He has continued to add to his velocity, registering 92 several times before finally clocking 93 last month.

Competing on the Valley Christian’s varsity team last spring, Hudson made three starts on the mound and went 3-0 with a 2.39 ERA. He struck out 22 batters and walked five while giving up 10 hits over 14 2/3 innings. He also plays third base and outfield.

“Huddy is pretty special,” said John Diatte, who has coached the Warriors for 32 years and turned out dozens of D-I players and minor leaguers. “He’s hard working and a great kid. He might end up being one of the better guys we’ve ended up having here because of how hard he works and committed he is.”

Pro Frogs:

Carson Wentz and Jalen Reagor got an important head start on building rapport | NBC Sports

Too bad their on-field union will have to wait a while.

Had Reagor not been in Houston in early June to catch passes from Wentz, that would be the first time he’d be working out with Wentz.

“It was great to finally meet Carson in person rather than just texting or talking to him,” Reagor said. “We were just going over the playbook, the routes, the signals and just trying to gel, you know, get closer in the short amount of time. Now it’s even better because we’re going to be here. I’ll be able to be hands on with him. I’ll be able to actually see him, be around him, see his habits and be a sponge to him.”

Reagor, 21, revealed on Tuesday that he’s been learning the X and Z positions in the Eagles offense, meaning there’s a good chance he’ll be the backup at both spots and will find an easier path to playing time as a rookie.

On an offense that lacked explosion last year, the No. 21 pick could provide some. He should be heavily involved. Right now, the over/under on receiving yards for Reagor as a rookie is at 650.5, according to DraftKings. If he hits that over, he’ll need to be in sync with Wentz.

Around Campus:

Students fail to report positive COVID-19 cases | TCU 360

Be better than this, Frogs.

Students’ failure to share positive test results with TCU became clear early last week, when blanket quarantines were imposed on several Greek chapters.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull said some of the more than 40 case increases from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24 were a result of large, off-campus gatherings.

“If we don’t know that there’s spread here, we don’t know how to control it,” Cavins-Tull said.