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Football: Tulane EDGE transfer Devean Deal commits to TCU

Portal Mania continued for the Horned Frogs on Monday, as the team added to an already loaded transfer class.

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TCU football’s loaded 2024 transfer class continued to grow on Monday, with former Tulane EDGE rusher Devean Deal announcing his commitment to the Horned Frogs on social media. Deal was with the Green Wave for three seasons, recording 70 total tackles along with 15.5 tackles for loss and five sacks during that time. Deal also added four passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception at Tulane.

Deal is the first EDGE transfer this offseason to choose the Horned Frogs, who recently hired former Boise State head coach Andy Avalos to be the team’s new defensive coordinator. Deal is also the 11th transfer to commit to the Horned Frogs this offseason and the second on the defensive line, following former Notre Dame defensive lineman Nana Osafo-Mensah. With 11 transfers secured for the 2024 roster, TCU is already two transfers away from matching its total from last offseason, when the Horned Frogs brought in 13 new players.

Deal appeared in 28 games over three seasons at Tulane, with his best results coming during the 2023 season, where he finished with 40 total tackles, 12 tackles for loss and four sacks. Deal’s lone interception, as well as his two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery, also came during the 2023 season. The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder from El Paso, Texas is the older brother of current TCU defensive lineman and former four-star recruit Markis Deal.