|Photo credit: Matthew Reagan of purplemenace.com, via Bryson Burtnett's twitter feed|
If getting tight end commits got you drunk, Coach Patterson and his staff would be passed out in a ditch somewhere right now. They added members #5 and #6 to the Frogs' 2013 recruiting class in the past 24 hours with two tight ends that will not have to travel far when they move into the dorms at TCU about this time next year.
First was Springtown's Bryson Burtnett (pictured above working out with GP watching) tweeting last night that'd he'd made his decision to be a Horned Frog. A long-time family friend of former TCU & current 49er safety Colin Jones who started attending TCU games as a kid, the 6'5" 225lb Burtnett also plays defensive end and deep snaps for Springtown. His 4.7 speed, when combined with that size make him a prototype versatile Patterson recruit that could end up at any number of positions once he's wearing purple.
Next was Charlie Reid of Fort Worth's All Saints Episcopal School, who tweeted mid-morning that he'd made the long-awaited decision to commit to TCU. Reid, who measures in at 6'4" 225lb and runs a 4.58 forty, has caught for 1,093 yards as a sophmore and junior at All Saints to go along with 8 touchdowns. Rivals ranks him as the 25th-best tight end in the nation, but he's expected to have a big senior year and schools like Ohio State, UCLA and Oregon have been scouting him as of late.
I wish I could find video of both to show you, but here are Reid's highlights from this past fall: