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TCU Football landed another high-profile transfer from an in-state school.

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Football:

TCU lands Texas A&M transfer who will transition from wide receiver to linebacker | The Star-Telegram

Banks could be a day one starter alongside Winters. This dude is SPECIAL.

Banks worked with the wide receivers in his short time with the Aggies, but will play linebacker for the Frogs. TCU saw its top linebacker and leading tackler Garret Wallow depart this offseason. Wallow was drafted by the Houston Texans a couple weeks ago.

TCU does return one standout linebacker in Dee Winters. Wyatt Harris and Jamoi Hodge are other returners who are expected to compete for a starting job this fall.

Banks was rated by 247Sports as the No. 18 wide receiver in the country coming out of high school. He is listed at 6-foot, 235 pounds.

Banks had offers from 32 schools, including Alabama, Auburn, Texas and TCU. Among those in the mix for him as a transfer included Texas and Auburn.

Texas A&M transfer Shadrach Banks commits to TCU over Texas | Longhorns Wire

It’s even sweeter when you steal a guy from UT.

Banks was a member of the 2021 recruiting class, coming out of North Shore High School as a wide receiver. He was the No. 18 WR in the cycle and No. 111 overall in the country. However, Texas A&M has had trouble developing receivers during Jimbo Fisher’s tenure in College State. Banks decided he needed a new opportunity.

Texas and TCU were the final two contenders with Banks ending up with the Horned Frogs. Both schools were interested in switching his position to linebacker. As he usually does on defense, Gary Patterson ended up the winner.

Baseball:

Rotation, offense falter as TCU baseball loses weekend series to Louisiana Monroe | The Star-Telegram

As we discussed Monday, the weekend wasn’t great, but we don’t have too many causes for concerns.

In the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday — the only game TCU won in the series — freshman Luke Savage made his weekend rotation debut, allowing two runs on six hits with one walk and three strikeouts over three innings.

Along with the starting pitching, the offense struggled at times. On Friday night, ULM had a no-hit bid going into the ninth inning before TCU rallied to pull within 4-3. Still, by the end of the game, the Frogs had just one hit on a ninth-inning single by shortstop Tommy Sacco.

Pro Frogs:

TCU safety Ar’Darius Washington headlines Ravens’ class of undrafted-free-agent signings | The Baltimore Sun

AD should really make this team.

Texas Christian safety Ar’Darius Washington headlines the group, which also features Oklahoma offensive tackle Adrian Ealy, Virginia tight end Tony Poljan and Monmouth quarterback Kenji Bahar (Calvert Hall).

The Ravens’ 16-year run of having at least one undrafted rookie make their initial 53-man roster ended last year, but the 5-foot-8 Washington could start a new streak. He had five interceptions in 2019, when he was named the Big 12 Conference’s Defensive Freshman of the Year, and after earning All-Big 12 honorable mention last year, he was considered an early Day 3 prospect.