Sunday, January 25, 2009

Weekend Dump

TCU men see home winning streak end Star-Telegram

Williams, new offensive coordinator getting to know each other Freeport Journal Standard

Balance leaves MWC standards fit to be tied Deseret News

TCU's Hughes among tops in Texas Star-Telegram

Alumni game returns set for February 7 GoFrogs.com

Frogs prominent on all-Texas college team
GoFrogs.com

Two commitments this weekend

The Frogs' recruiting efforts have been especially fruitful this year, and their success on the field continued to pay off this weekend as they got commitments from Kenny Cain (above) and Michael Venson.  Cain is a 6'1", 200 lb running back from River Ridge, Louisiana (where he took over at RB from USC's Joe McKnight) who will likely play linebacker at TCU.  He mentioned in the rivals story about his commitment that what really sold him on TCU was the small class sizes.  Venson is a 5'10", 170 lb "athlete" who will likely play corner for the Frogs.  Signing Day is February 4th, and if you've followed TCU recruiting during the Patterson Dynasty, you know that GP's staff almost always has a surprise or two up their sleeves right before the deadline.

New committs over the weekend

After almost a month of silence TCU picked up two big commitments this weekend.

Kenny Cain
is 6ft 1in 200 pound rb/lb out of John Curtis in River Ridge, Louisiana who will likely play on the defensive side for the Frogs. Cain reportedly has 4.6 40 speed and will be another outstanding athlete for Bumpas and Patterson. Cain, though he will probably play defense, is ranked by rivals as the 61st best back in the country. TCU now has three running back commits ranked in the top 100. In addition to cain we have Waymon James, 10, Matthew Tucker, 43.

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Michael Venson 5ft 10in 170lb athlete out of Katy Morton Ranch runs a 4.4 speed also committed to the Frogs this weekend. Venson is a versatile speedster who could play slot or corner, but I would bet on corner.

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Overall a very strong weekend for the Frogs who are closing in on what appears be Patterson's best class to date.