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Louisiana-Monroe transfer Josh Newton commits to TCU

The Horned Frogs improved their secondary depth with a three-year starter at cornerback.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 07 ULM at Georgia State Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

TCU scored yet another transfer from a Division I program Sunday evening, with Louisiana-Monroe cornerback Josh Newton declaring his commitment to the Horned Frogs on social media. Newton has started for the Warhawks over each of the last three seasons.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder from Monroe, Louisiana totaled a career-high 48 tackles, eight passes defended and two interceptions for his hometown school during the 2021 season. Newton, who entered the transfer portal May 12, had 84 total tackles along with 15 passes defensed, 5.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions in his three years at LA-Monroe. The Warharks finished 4-8 overall and 2-6 in the West Division of the Sun Belt in 2021.

Newton is the third Division I defensive back to transfer in this offseason, following former Colorado safety Mark Perry and former Missouri safety Ishmael Burdine. A former high school wide receiver who redshirted in 2019 and switched positions at Louisiana-Monroe, Newton joins a TCU secondary that already features returning cornerbacks Noah Daniels, Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, Kee’yon Stewart, Keontae Jenkins and much more.