TCU added a second piece to their 2022 class Sunday, when Choctaw offensive lineman Cade McConnell announced his intentions to sign with TCU.
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McConnell is a huge piece for the Horned Frogs, both literally and figuratively. Standing 6’6” and weighing in at 290 pounds, the #9 rated prospect in Oklahoma (and top 60 OT in the country) picked TCU Football over offers from Iowa State, Minnesota, SMU and others. He has lined up at right guard, right tackle, left guard, and on the defensive line for Choctaw High School in Oklahoma and projects as a tackle at the next level. He was named a second team All-State honoree by the Oklahoman after a dominant junior campaign, one that he played alongside recent TCU WR signee Chase Jackson.
In addition to having been high school teammates with Jackson, McConnell has another interesting connection to TCU: his father, Aaron, played college football at Pittsburgh State (after initially signing with Oklahoma State out of high school), where he played on teams that were coached by current TCU offensive analyst Tim Beck, who was serving as the Gorillas’ OC at the time. The elder McConnell was a multi-time All American and four year All-Conference player as a defensive lineman, who had a cup of coffee in the NFL prior to an eight year Arena League career.
Cade will have a chance to make his own mark, and possibly quite soon. The Frogs signed just one tackle in the class of 2021 (Jaspar Lott, who was a high school tight end) and five of the eight tackles currently on the roster will have just 1-2 years of eligibility remaining by the time he makes it to Fort Worth. Cunningham joins Richland wide receiver CJ Nelson as the only commits so far in the class of 2022.
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