Tuesday, August 21, 2012
You may have missed it, but TCU had a pretty interesting pickup over the weekend, acquiring Florida transfer WR Ja'Juan Story. Story, a 4 Star recruit and sixth rated receiver in his class out of hike school, so says ESPN, left Florida this off-season after determining the Gators were not the right fit for him. The choice came down to TCU and South Florida but Story ended up committing to the Frogs without even checking out Tampa, cancelling a scheduled visit this weekend. Ja'juan will have to sit out a year per transfer rules but will have 3 years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2013 season. Just as a refresher, TCU's receiving corp next year could include the following: Josh Boyce, Brandon Carter, Ladarius Brown, Cam White, David Porter, Kolby Listenbee, Josh Doctson as well as Story. So we've got that going for us. Pretty sure even EdK could toss a few bombs to those guys, presuming he wasn't spending the season poring over MWC box scores and wishing for what might've been.
Reportedly, Story's relationships with current Frog DB Jamie Byrd, a high school teammate, and newly appointed LB Coach Randy Shannon, who recruited him when he was still at Miami, gave us the leg up, but after reading THIS story, I'm not so sure. Perhaps someone else - say, our own Vikingfrog - played a major role? After all, it's ironic that Story committed around the same time VF posted pics of the brand spanking new restroom facilities at Amon G. You think a man who values a good BM would have committed to a program whose restroom rivaled THIS ONE until the stadium was reconstructed? You guys be the judges on this one. At least we have a potential replacement for Kris Gardner as the team's resident twitter all-star.
Welcome aboard, Ja'Juan!
Posted by Sir Wesley Willis at Tuesday, August 21, 2012