Monday, February 13, 2012
With spring drills set to begin on February 25th, it's time to tackle the top ten questions facing the Horned Frogs heading into the all-important set of fifteen practice sessions which will be concluded with the spring game (date TBA). Today we start with the receiving corps.
There was no sophomore slump for Josh Boyce this past year, building on his fantastic freshman campaign of 2010 by catching 61 passes and coming up an agonizing 2 yards shy of the 1,000-yard plateau, good for second best all-time at TCU. His steady production and penchant for coming up in the clutch make him not only a lock to be a starter, but also a team leader and likely centerpiece for marketing the team next fall.
Penciled in at the other two starting WR spots going in to spring will likely be senior Skye Dawson (45 catches/500 yards/5 TDs last fall) and sophomore Brandon Carter (23/352/3), both of whom possess game-breaking athletic ability. They also displayed some inconsistency, though, which is why I'm leaving the door open for someone to jump them with a fantastic showing this spring. Sophomores David Porter (7/109/2) and Cam White (6/90/0) would seem to be the most likely candidates, but redshirt freshmen LaDarius Brown and David Bush should also be chomping at the bit to prove themselves.
At tight end, 6'6" senior Cory Fuller looks to take over as the starter after catching 2 passes for 35 yards last year in relief of Logan Brock. He'll have plenty of competition for the job, though- most notably from sophomore Stephen Bryant and redshirt freshman Dominic Merka. There hasn't been a whole lot of reliance on Horned Frog tight ends to produce yardage the past few years- but the way they've recruited them in recent years, it wouldn't be a shock to see that trend change a bit.
How do you see the 2012 receiving corps shaping up this spring? Do you expect the penciled-in starters to retain those roles, or do you see a young challenger taking one (or more) of those jobs? How comfortable are you with the Frogs' depth at wide receiver and tight end right now?
Posted by Lyle Lanley at Monday, February 13, 2012