Horned Frog Recruiting News

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TCU Recruiting News

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This unofficial page is intended to bring the latest news on TCU Recruiting, and provide a list of current commitments. Oral Commitments are not binding.

This page is not approved by the TCU athletic department, and no claim is made for the accuracy of the information.


(2/5) 1997 TCU Signee List

(1/31) These three players enrolled at mid-term, so their scholarships count toward last seasons. Shannon Brazzell, 6-0, 210 LB from Lewisville; London Dunlap, 6-3, 225 DE from Kilgore JC; Lou Porch, 5-11, 225 FB from Cerritos CA JC.

(1/30) Larry Holinquest, 6-1, 175 defensive back from South Houston, has orally committed to TCU. Holinquest entered the season as one of the state's top prospects, but has not met the minimum SAT qualifications yet.

(1/29) London Dunlap, a 6-3, 225 defensive end from Kilgore Jr. College has committed to TCU.

(1/29) Doug Shanks, a 6-3, 245 defensive end from Kilgore Jr. College has committed to TCU.

(1/29) Anthony Bielski, a 6-5, 300 lb offensive lineman from Illinois Valley Jr. College has committed to TCU.

(1/28) Fred Wright, a 6-2, 235 lb defensive end from Kountze has switched a commitment from Arizona to TCU.

(1/28) Kendrick Patterson, a 6-0, 165 lb defensive back from San Antonio Roosevelt has committed to TCU.

(1/27) LaDanian Tomlinson, a state top 100 pick from Waco University, has committed to TCU. Tomlinson is a 5-10, 195 lb athlete capable of playing several positions.

(1/26) Victor Payne, a 6-2 300 lb defensive tackle from Jasper has given TCU an oral commitment.

(1/22) Robert Wallace, a 6-4, 288 lb offensive lineman from Trinity, has orally committed to TCU. Wallace was a member of the FW Star-Telegram Top 100, and was considering South Carolina and Arizona.

(1/20) Greg Walls, a 5-11, 180 lb defensive back from Picayune, MS, has given TCU an oral commitment.

(1/20) Derek Jackson, a 6-3, 235 lb linebacker from Hallsville has given an oral commitment to TCU. Jackson is a member of the State Top 100.

(1/20) R'Kes Starling, who had previously committed to TCU, gave his commitment to Purdue.

(1/18) Levar Veale, a 5-11, 180 lb defensive back from San Antonio East Central, has given an oral commitment to the Horned Frogs.

(1/17) Shawn Worthen, a 6-1, 275 lb defensive tackle from San Antonio Alamo Heights has committed to TCU. Worthen is also one of the state's top performers in the shot put and discus, and plans to compete in track for the Frogs.

(1/17) Alan and Adrian Lewis, both 6-2, 210 lb linebackers from Leander have committed to TCU.

(1/16) Defensive back Eric Anderson and linebacker Ray Lacey have pledged to TCU. Both were members of Blinn College's 1996 Jr. College national championship team. Anderson attended LD Bell High School.

(1/16) Chad McCarty, a 6-2, 245 lb defensive end from Ft. Worth Eastern Hills has given TCU an oral commitment. McCarty is a member of the FWST State Top 100 recruiting list.

(1/14) R'kes Starling, a defensive back from Sam Houston, has given TCU an oral commitment. Starling was also considering Stanford.

(1/09) Jack Brewer, a WR from Grapevine, has backed out of his oral commitment to play for TCU, and is now leaning toward Miami.

(1/03) George Layne III, a 6-0, 230 lb fullback from Alvin, has orally committed to TCU over New Mexico, Michigan St and California. Layne is the son of former TCU QB George Layne, who played for the Frogs from 1974-78,

(12/20) Lou Porch, a 5-11, 215 lb fullback has signed a national letter of intent with TCU. Porch, who attended Cerritos College in California, is rated among the top junior-college fullbacks in the country.

(12/18) Cedric James, a 6-3, 190 lb wide receiver from Kennedale, has orally committed to TCU. James caught 27 passes for 678 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging 27.1 yards per catch. He was first-team District 11-3AAA. He also rushed for 155 yards on 10 carries, mostly on reverses.

(12/17) Nick Bulaich, a 5-10, 205 lb running back from Richland High School, has orally committed to TCU. Bulaich, son of former Frog running back Norm Bulaich, rushed for 1,458 yards and 16 touchdowns this season.

(12/11) Joe Hill, a 6-3, 200 lb running back from South Grand Prairie, has orally committed to TCU. Hill, who runs a 4.5 40, was hampered by injuries during his senior year, rushing for 284 yards on 62 carries.

(11/20) Jack Brewer, a wide receiver from Grapevine (6-1, 180) has committed to TCU. Brewer is rated as the 4th best receiver in the state according to Bobby Burton of the National Recruiting Advisor. Brewer, who has run a 4.4 40-yard dash, has 36 catches for 580 yards and 7 TDs. He chose the Frogs over Miami, Kansas, Northwestern, Texas Tech and Texas A&M.

Men's Basketball

(11/14) TCU announces signing of 4 players

(11/14) According to the player's coaches, TCU signed Jon Day, Lee Nailon, Ryan Carroll, and Thomas McTyer. McTyer is a 5-10 point guard at Durango High School in Las Vegas that averaged about 8 points, 6 assists and 4 steals a game last season in helping Durango whin their second consecutive Nevada state championship.

(11/13)According to the FWST, TCU will sign Jon Day, a 6-10, 235 lb forward/center from Lon Morris Jr. College, and Ryan Carroll, a 6-5 swing player from Longview High School. Lee Nailon, a 6-8 post player out of Butler County Community College in El Dorado, KS, was reportedly leaning toward the Frogs. Nailon is considered one of the premier all-around players in junior college basketball this season.

"These guys will be great additions to the TCU program," said Jerry Mullins, a scout who heads the Mullen's Roundball Review. "The two junior college guys are big, and they're also athletes who are capable of scoring in TCU's system.

Day is considered one of the best shooting big men in JC ball, having converted 84 threes last season. He averaged 15 points and 6 rebounds.

Carroll averaged 14 points and 4.5 rebounds to earn all-district accolades in 15-5A.

Women's Basketball

(5/17) Misty Meadows, a 6-1 F/C, from Connors State (Okla.) Community College and Shonda Mack, a 5-11 forward from Independence (Kan.) Community College have both signed letters of intent to play for the Lady Frogs.

(11/13) TCU signs five freshman

(10/30) Gunter High School twin guards Amy and Jill Sutton have orally committed to TCU. Both were consensus all-state players after leading Gunter to the Class AA state championship game, and a 35-2 record.

The 5-8 guards averaged 20 points a piece last season. "Jill and Amy are both excellent ball-handlers who can shoot from anywhere," says Gordon Loucks of the Texas Girl's Basketball Report.

(8/19) Sally Burrows of Aledo has given an oral commitment to the TCU Women's Basketball Team. Burrows (6'3") was selected as District 4-3A Player of the Year last season, while averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds a game.

(7/16) Karen Clayton, a center from Carroll High School, committed to TCU. Clayton is considered one of the top 20 recruits in the state according to Gordon Loucks' Texas Girls Basketball Report.


(11/22) Right-Hander Chris Frazier of Salado has signed with the Frogs. Last season, Frazier was 15-2 with an 0.95 ERA. He had 175 strikeouts in 117 2/3 innings.

(11/14) TCU announces 4 signees

Men's Tennis

(12/05) TCU signed Trace Fielding, a 6-3 senior from Austin St. Stephen. Fielding was the number 1 ranked player in Minnesota in 1995. "Trace is a heck of a prospect," said TCU tennis coach Tut Bartzen.

Women's Tennis

(11/13) TCU signed Dee Dee Herring of Fort Worth Arlington Heights. Herring is considered to be the #1 player in Class AAAA.

Men's Golf

(11/18) TCU men's golf team signs Scott Volpitto

Women's Golf

(11/13) TCU signed Brenda Anderson of Round Rock, TX.

Swimming & Diving

Flyin Frogs

(12/07) TCU signed Percival Spencer from Central Arizona College. Spencer, a Jamaican native, is the two-time defending national Jr. College champion at 200 meters and also the 1996 champ in the 100.


(2/05) TCU signed Amy Atamanczuk, a 6'0" middle blocker/outside hitter from Fort Worth Paschal; Kristen Geary, a 5'11" middle blocker from Arlington Lamar; and Bethany Toce, a 6'0" outside hitter from Colleyville.

(10/30) Lamar middle blocker Kristen Geary has given TCU a nonbinding oral commitment.

Men's Soccer

Women's Soccer

(2/7) TCU signed Angie Rubli, a midfielder from Spring, TX; Tara Steinhilper a midfielder from Naperville, IL; and Jackie Rodriguez, a defender/midfielder from St. Francis HS in Sunnyvale, CA.

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