TCU added to their quarterback room on Sunday as former OU quarterback Chandler Morris announced his transfer to the Horned Frogs.
Morris transfers out after playing in four games during his freshman campaign, completing three of five passes for 39 yards and rushing for 44 yards and two touchdowns.
Originally a high 3-star recruit out of Highland Park High School in Dallas, Morris originally committed to Arkansas in June of 2019, when his father Chad Morris was still the head coach. Chad Morris’ time in Fayetteville didn’t last much longer, and with his firing Chandler decided to change course.
He committed to Oklahoma in January of 2020, arriving in Norman last August. Morris’ ultimately picked the Sooners over Arkansas, TCU, Auburn, Clemson, Virginia Tech, and others.
Morris battled it out with Tanner Mordecai and Spencer Rattler for the starting gig, with the latter eventually winning the competition. Morris settled into a third-string role this season, and now he and Mordecai (SMU) have both transferred out of Oklahoma’s program.
Chandler’s addition to the TCU quarterback room means that he joins Max Duggan, Matthew Downing, Stephon Brown, and incoming 2021 recruits Sam Jackson, Alexander Honig, and Trent Battle.
TCU has a recent history of bringing in transfer quarterbacks, as the Frogs have seen Matt Joeckel, Kenny Hill, Mike Collins, Matthew Baldwin, and Downing join the ranks after starting their careers elsewhere, all contributing to varying degrees.
While the starting job is Max Duggan’s to lose, Morris will probably have every opportunity to push Duggan for that role in 2021. Duggan is coming off of a solid second season as TCU’s starting QB, throwing for over 1,700 yards and 10 touchdowns, while rushing for 526 yards and another 10 touchdowns.
With a new QB coach being added to the mix sometime in the near future, TCU’s quarterback room is rounding into shape for whoever that might be.