TCU Recruiting: 2014 Breakdown
Jarrell Owens
Jarrell Owens
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Nov 13, 2013


Scout.com takes a closer look into the 2014 TCU recruiting class...

Big Get
Foster Sawyer, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound quarterback from Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints was a major addition to the fold and gives TCU it’s highest rated so far prospect in the 2014 recruiting cycle. He has a nice arm and knows how to feed the ball accurately. He had a strong junior year, hooking up with 2013 TCU signee Charlie Reid often, but despite losing his main target he had an even stronger year as a senior. A winner, he was undefeated as a high school starter.

Big Miss
There are major guys out there that many schools miss on, everybody offers the top-tier guys and only one school can secure the pledge, so looking for a miss you have to look a bit deeper. And the loss of Connor Mayes, a 6-foot-5, 330-pounder from Van Alstyne (Texas) High to Minnesota hurt in multiple ways. Mayes is a TCU legacy and the school has an immediate need of quality offensive line depth. The Scout.com four-star’s ability to center snap could have provided depth possibilities at multiple positions.

Muehlstein would compete at any program...
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Sleeper - Offense
Grayson Muehlstein, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback from Decatur (Texas) High fits the bill here. There may be no bigger sleeper than DeSoto (Texas) High’s Desmon White on the national scene, but when looking at the TCU list I still pick “Muehl” as the guy to watch. He is athletic and can use his legs to move the football, but has the ability to spin the ball well and hit receivers in stride. He can sit in the pocket and pick you apart, but if things break down he has that innate ability to stretch plays out and make plays.

Sleeper - Defense
This was the toughest selection for me because TCU has three good candidates for this in Nick Orr, Jarrell Owens and Nick Foster, all top-end high three star players. But put them out there in a line and I would probably have to pick the 6-foot-3, 235-pound defensive end from Palestine High. Owens is good enough and fast enough to factor in to his high school team’s offensive game plan as a running back. He was also one of the more impressive specimens on hand at the ETX TCU satellite camp. He backed that up with what was reportedly an even more eye opening performance at TCU’s on campus camp session.

Still Out There
Braden Smith, a 6-foot-6, 292-pound offensive lineman from Olathe (Kan.) South is a five-star that the Horned Frogs have a legitimate shot at landing. He has visited around and the common thought is that he will ultimately decide between TCU and Texas A&M. Notre Dame is another school that is rumored to be in the mix, but quite honestly Smith has played his recruitment close to the vest and has not done any interviews admitting to any favorites or talking about what he is exactly looking for. Despite a need for offensive lone help TCU also has a family connection and that could be a trump card.



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