If it wasn’t evident that TCU football targeted defensive backs entering the offseason, look no further than the program’s enormous recruiting haul on Saturday, which included a pledge from former Nevada defensive back Richard Toney Jr. One of five players who shared commitments to the Horned Frogs on Saturday, Toney Jr. appeared in 12 games and recorded 67 total tackles along with 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, three passes defensed and two interceptions during the 2023 season. Toney Jr. comes to Fort Worth after news that TCU reportedly hired former Nevada head coach Ken Wilson as a defensive analyst.
The 6-foot, 189-pounder from Arlington, Texas spent three seasons at Nevada, appearing in 17 games with 70 total tackles over that period. Toney Jr. returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns during the 2023 season. The junior becomes the fourth defensive back added by TCU this offseason, joining former Tulsa safety Jaise Oliver as well as former Memphis defensive back Cameron Smith and former Austin Peay standout Jevon McIver Jr.