Horned Frogs Ink 21 On National Signing Day
Feb. 5, 2003
2003 TCU FOOTBALL SIGNINGS
Name Position Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School)
James Battle QB 6-1 200 Denton, Texas (Ryan)
Tommy Blake RB/ATH 6-3 230 Aransas Pass, Texas (Aransas Pass)
Brian Bonner QB/ATH 5-11 190 Beeville, Texas (Jones)
Larry Bradford DB 6-0 205 Everman, Texas (Coffeyville CC)
Marcus Brock WR 6-0 190 Lindale, Texas (Lindale)
Quinton Cunigan TE/ATH 6-3 210 Wills Point, Texas (Wills Point)
Ervin Dickerson WR 6-1 185 Beeville, Texas (Jones)
Marcus Draper FB 5-11 235 Bangs, Texas (Bangs)
Trey Englert TE 6-3 230 Houston, Texas (St. Thomas)
David Hawthorne LB 6-0 210 Corsicana, Texas (Corsicana)
Chad Huffman QB 6-0 200 Missouri City, Texas (Elkins)
William Jackson LB 6-0 215 Whitewright, Texas (Whitewright)
Matty Lindner OL 6-4 255 Comfort, Texas (Comfort)
Raytron Mayfield RB/ATH 6-1 195 Dallas, Texas (Thomas Jefferson)
Jamison Newby DL 6-3 250 Cleburne, Texas (Cleburne)
Will Oliver OL 6-3 275 Lindale, Texas (Lindale)
Chase Ortiz LB 6-3 240 League City, Texas (Clear Creek)
David Roach DB 6-1 190 Abilene, Texas (Abilene)
Wade Sisk OL 6-6 265 Brenham, Texas (Brenham)
Freddie Stoglin RB/ATH 5-9 175 Brownwood, Texas (Brownwood)
Logo Tevaseu LB 5-9 210 Booneville, California (Santa Rosa JC)
Gary Patterson Says...
"Every recruiting class starts with the quarterback and running back positions, and this class is highlighted by quarterback James Battle. Because of our losses due to graduation, we placed an emphasis on signing offensive linemen and linebackers this year. We were able to fill those needs. In keeping with our recent trend, our offensive linemen are not as big, but are more athletic. The linebackers can really run. The rest of the class is what I call an evaluation class. They have excellent athletic ability. Some will play specific positions, but others will play positions according to our needs. Most Texas high school coaches play their best players at quarterback, running back and free safety. That's who we try to recruit. This is a very fast group."
James Battle, Quarterback, 6-1, 200, Denton, Texas (Bill Ryan)
Dual-threat quarterback who was regarded as one of the top signal callers in the Lone Star State... listed at one of the state's top 100 players, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram... three-year varsity starter at Denton Ryan... coached by Joey Florence... logged a career record of 42-4... named the 2002 4A Offensive Player of the Year by the Texas Sports Writers Association after completing 192-of-313 passes for 2,989 yards and 31 touchdowns... had a 61.3 completion percentage as a senior... also ran for 872 yards on 196 carries with 19 touchdowns as he led the Raiders to the 4A Division II state championship for the second year in a row... was selected as the District 6-4A MVP... ran for 136 yards and passed for 188 yards and a pair of scores in 38-8 title game win over Brenham... threw for 3,017 yards and 38 touchdowns and tacked on 603 yards rushing and 11 more scores as a junior while leading Denton Ryan to a perfect 15-0 record and a state championship... captured the 2001 state title with a 42-35 overtime win over Smithson Valley... runs a 4.5 40-yard dash... a PrepStar All-American... turned down offers from Iowa, Kansas State, Tennessee, LSU and Missouri among others to sign with TCU.
Tommy Blake, RB/Athlete, 6-3, 230, Aransas Pass, Texas (Aransas Pass)
All-around athlete who earned Class 3A all-state first team honors at running back according to the Associated Press and was the Caller-Times All-South Texas Offensive Most Valuable Player as a senior... ran for 2,013 yards and 25 touchdowns on 218 carries... helped his team reach the second round of the playoffs... earned 12 letters as a prep athlete, including three in football, four in basketball, four on the track and one in baseball... prep football coach was Guy Grover... excelled on the basketball court as well, earning all-region honors as a junior while helping the Panthers to the Class 3A Final Four in Austin... also was the All-South Texas MVP and Defensive Player of the Year as a junior... averages about 20 points a game on the hardwood... full name is Tommy Earl Blake, Jr... born January 15, 1985... interested in a degree in kinesiology... mother's name is Ernestine Chisholm... uncle, Rodney Hamilton, played professionally for the New York Giants... enjoys playing video games... selected TCU over Colorado, Vanderbilt and Arkansas.
Brian Bonner, QB/Athlete, 5-11, 190, Beeville, Texas (A.C. Jones)
Excellent athlete who logged 3,180 career passing yards and 2,477 rushing yards at A.C. Jones High School in Beeville... played for coach Brad Norvell... passed for 1,412 yards and rushed for 1,179 yards as a senior... named the All-South Texas quarterback and Victoria Advocate Offensive Player of the Year... also earned District 29-4A Player of the Year honors... was his area's Class 4A total offense leader as a junior in 2001, passing for 940 yards and rushing for 655 yards in nine games, a 177.2 yards per game average... also played defensive back... lettered four times in football, four times in track and once in basketball... Brian Michael Bonner was born April 13, 1984... mother's name is Madalene... interested in physical therapy... enjoys fishing... high school teammate of TCU recruit Ervin Dickerson... chose TCU over Georgia Tech, Houston and SMU.
Larry Bradford, Defensive Back, 6-0, 205, Everman, Texas (Coffeyville CC)
Defensive back returns to the Metroplex after spending two years at Coffeyville (Kan.) Junior College... earned all-conference honors in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference... intercepted five passes during his sophomore season... also forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles... named as one of PrepStar's Top 125 JUCO's... played his prep ball at Everman High School... expected to play cornerback at TCU... also recruited by Tennessee and USC.
Marcus Brock, Wide Receiver, 6-0, 190, Lindale, Texas (Lindale)
Listed as one of the state's top 100 players according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram... lettered four times each in football and in track at Lindale High School... played football for coach Greg Owens... caught 48 passes for 550 yards as a senior, earning honorable mention All-East Texas honors... named first team all-district three times - at running back as a sophomore and at wide receiver as a junior and senior... runs a 4.5 40-yard dash... Marcus Francois Brock was born January 8, 1984... parents' names are Mark and Mary Brock... interested in the psychology program at TCU... enjoys cooking, weight lifting, surfing the net, movies and helping others... involved in the FCA program... played high school football with TCU signee Will Oliver... selected TCU over Kansas State, Tulane, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and SMU.
Quinton Cunigan, TE/Athlete, 6-3, 210, Wills Point, Texas (Wills Point)
Played wide receiver and defensive end in high school... caught 36 passes for 790 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior for coach Mark Bachtel at Wills Point... earned first team all-district and all-county honors and was an honorable mention all-state selection at wide receiver... named his team's Offensive Player of the Year... notched 30 tackles, including a pair of sacks and one interception... also has earned all-district and all-county accolades in basketball... interested in a computer technology degree from TCU... would like to manage his own business after graduation... hobbies include basketball and classic cars... was the student council vice president, involved in FCA and the Black History Club... earned academic all-district honors... father, Lonnie, played football at East Texas State... uncle, Calvin Cunigan, played football at New Mexico State... committed to Missouri before signing with the Horned Frogs.
Ervin Dickerson, Wide Receiver, 6-1, 185, Beeville, Texas (A.C. Jones)
One of two wide receivers to sign with the Frogs... lettered in football, basketball and track at A.C. Jones High School in Beeville... high school football coach was Brad Norvell... broke the school record for receiving yards in a career with 1,385... caught 32 passes for 600 yards as senior after hauling in 25 passes for 700 yards as a junior... named All-Bay Area and all-district as a senior... was on Dave Campbell's list of top 15 wide receivers in the state... earned first team All-South Texas, all-district and All-Bay Area honors as a junior... also played defensive back... averaged 12 points per game in basketball as a junior... runs a 4.5 40-yard dash... ran the 110-meter hurdles (13.8), the 400-meter dash (49.05) and was a member of both the sprint relay and mile relay teams in track... Ervin Christopher Dickerson was born February 3, 1984... interested in the communications program at TCU... high school teammate of TCU recruit Brian Bonner... selected TCU over Georgia Tech, Houston and SMU.
Marcus Draper, Fullback, 5-11, 235, Bangs, Texas (Bangs)
Cut from the old-style fullback mold... two-way standout who played both fullback and defensive end at Bangs High School... prep coach was Bo Robertson... named the Associated Press Class 2A Defensive Player of the Year following both his junior and senior seasons... also named the Texas Sportswriters' 2A Defensive Player of the Year and the Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine/Gulf Lubricants 2A Player of the Year... named Defensive MVP of District 9-2A and earned first team all-district honors at fullback and placekicker... twice named to the All-Big Country Super Team... recorded 132 tackles, 46 tackles for a loss and 20 sacks as his team advanced to the 2A Division Championship... also rushed 196 times for 1,680 yards with 15 touchdowns... 2A Player of the Year as a junior after recording 24 sacks... rushed for 1,081 yards during his junior season... father's name is Dewayne Draper... runs a 4.5 40-yard dash... though heavily recruited, only considered TCU.
Trey Englert, Tight End, 6-3, 230, Houston, Texas (St. Thomas)
True tight end prospect who is a good blocker, can catch the ball and can run... possesses great work ethic... already blessed with good size... lettered three times in football, three times in track & field and once in basketball at St. Thomas Episcopal School in Houston... played football for coach Charlie Burton... was a two-time TAPPS 5A first team all-state selection... listed on Dave Campbell's Texas Top 300 list... hauled in 50 passes as a senior after logging 31 receptions as a junior and 11 as a sophomore... George Richard Englert III was born September 24, 1984... parents are Darla Englert and the late Rick Englert... interested in a finance or management degree... considered Oklahoma State and SMU among others... enjoys video games and working out.
David Hawthorne, Linebacker, 6-0, 210, Corsicana, Texas (Corsicana)
One of the TCU linebacker corps that can run... recorded 142 tackles as a senior, including 18 behind the line of scrimmage... caused two fumbles and made two fumble recoveries... also picked off a pair of passes and scored three defensive touchdowns... lettered three times in football and twice in basketball at Corsicana High School... prep football coach was Jeff Berry... listed on the Dave Campbell's Texas Football Top 300... served as team captain... earned all-district and All-Golden Circle honors... earned his school's Head Hunter Award on the gridiron and was named Mr. Defense in basketball... David Christopher Hawthorne was born May 14, 1985... runs the 40 in 4.6 seconds... chose TCU over Houston, Kansas State, Memphis and SMU.
Chad Huffman, Quarterback, 6-0, 200, Missouri City, Texas (Elkins)
Excellent athlete who will also play baseball at TCU... lettered three times in both football and baseball at Elkins High School... played football for coach Andy Boland... unanimous choice as the 2002 District 20-5A Offensive MVP and earned first team all-district accolades... named to both the 2002 pre-season and post-season Touchdown Club All-Greater Houston squad at quarterback... selected to Dave Campbell's Texas Super 300 and to the Texas Nifty 150... threw for 1,705 yards as a senior on 91 completions, an average of 18.7 yards per completion... ran for 524 yards... threw 13 touchdown passes and ran for six more with just four interceptions... logged 2,891 career passing yards and led his team to the playoffs for the first time in five years... also a standout performer on the diamond, has been a two-time 5A all-state selection and a two-time All-Greater Houston pick in baseball... hit .525 with nine homers and 38 RBI in 2002 for a team ranked as the No. 1 high school baseball team in the country... named to the 2002 UIL All-State Tournament team in baseball... has been an academic all-district choice as well... runs a 4.65 40-yard dash... Chad Daniel Huffman was born April 29, 1985... parents' names are Royce and Debbie Huffman... father, Royce, Sr., played football at TCU from 1969-73... brother, Royce, Jr., was an all-conference performer in both football and baseball at TCU from 1995-99 and is in the Houston Astros' system... brother, Scott, was a linebacker at Rice from 1998-2002... interested in a degree in business/finance... enjoys hunting, golf and water sports... turned down offers from Pittsburgh, New Mexico, LSU, Houston and Colorado State to attend TCU.
William Jackson, Linebacker, 6-0, 215, Whitewright, Texas (Whitewright)
Fast linebacker who recorded 94 solo tackles and assisted on 175 stops during his three years at Whitewright High School... logged 16 sacks, made four interceptions, forced six fumbles and recorded 12 fumbles... also saw action on the offensive side of the ball... caught 38 passes for 641 yards and 11 touchdowns during his career... rushed an additional 22 times for 69 yards and one touchdown... was the team's kicker as well, converting 80-of-97 extra point attempts and 3-of-5 field goals... lettered three times each in football, basketball and track... coached in football by Charles Boles... earned all-state recognition in football as both a junior and senior... also was a two-time all-district selection and two-time All-Texahomaland pick... named to the All-Pennington Team as a senior... William Jerald Jackson was born April 18, 1985... interested in a computer science degree... enjoys learning new things and cooking.
Matty Lindner, Offensive Line, 6-4, 255, Comfort, Texas (Comfort)
Offensive line prospect... very athletic and tough competitor... team captain and Most Valuable Player of his squad as a senior... earned first team all-state and All-Greater San Antonio distinction as an offensive lineman... also a first team all-district selection at both offensive and defensive tackle... helped Comfort go 12-2 and reach the state quarterfinals... they averaged 346 yards rushing per game... was an all-district nose guard in 2000... enjoys hunting and working in the feed store... turned down New Mexico and committed to the Frogs in the summer of 2002.
Raytron Mayfield, RB/Athlete, 6-1, 195, Dallas, Texas (Jefferson)
Played running back and defensive back for Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas... prep coach was Weldon Swann... named the District 9-4A Most Valuable Player as a senior... regarded as an excellent athlete with extremely good vision... carried 299 times for 1,427 yards and 11 touchdowns... led his squad in receiving and also played both safety and cornerback as a senior... has good anticipation of the ball... intercepted four passes... given first name is Riggs, but prefers to go by Raytron.
Jamison Newby, Defensive Line, 6-3, 250, Cleburne, Texas (Cleburne)
A versatile and athletic lineman who plays with great intensity... lettered three times in football and in track & field at Cleburne High School... prep football coach was Gary Keithley... was the Defensive MVP in District 15-4A and earned honorable mention all-state honors on the defensive line... posted 67 tackles, including 10 sacks... forced four fumbles... also earned first team all-district accolades as an offensive tackle... served as team captain, helping Cleburne to its first playoff appearance in four years... earned second team academic all-state recognition... ranked on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Area 75 list... recorded 82 tackles and caught six passes as a junior, earning all-district honors at both tight end and defensive end... also was an all-district performer as a sophomore offensive tackle... runs a 4.8 40-yard dash...Jamison Cole Newby was born November 6, 1984... is the son of Tony and Katie Newby... will graduate in the top 10 percent of his class... is an FCA leader... undecided on his major field of study... enjoys computer games... chose TCU over Kansas, Missouri, Purdue, Rice and SMU.
Will Oliver, Offensive Line, 6-3, 275, Lindale, Texas (Lindale)
Offensive lineman with great athletic ability... regarded as having very quick feet and is extremely agile and aggressive... listed on the state's top 100 list according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram... three-year letterwinner in both football and track & field at Lindale High School... also lettered twice in powerlifting... played football for Greg Owens... played guard in high school... as a senior, earned second team academic all-state honors, was a second team all-state selection according to the Texas Sportswriters Association and was a first team All-East Texas and all-district selection... earned second team AP all-state accolades, All-East Texas and first team all-district accolades as a junior... graded out at 93 percent as a junior and 92 percent as a senior... timed at 5.0 seconds in the 40... also is a standout in the weight room with a 335-pound bench press and a 600-pound squat... William Edward Oliver was born August 31, 1984... parents are Tom and Dianne Oliver... interested in a pre-med/biology program with the intentions of attending medical school following graduation... enjoys mountain biking, cooking, weight lifting, poetry writing and glass collecting... played high school football with TCU signee Marcus Brock... committed to Texas A&M before selecting the Frogs... also considered Nebraska, Northwestern and Texas Tech.
Chase Ortiz, Linebacker, 6-3, 240, League City, Texas (Clear Creek)
The biggest of the TCU linebackers signed in this year's class, lettered three times in football for Clear Creek High School... played for coach Aubrey Schultz... earned first team all-district and all-county and second team all-Greater Houston accolades as a senior... earned first team all-district and all-county honors as a junior... also played tight end, earning honorable mention all-district honors as a junior... served as a team captain... recorded 65 tackles including six sacks as a senior after leading the team with 70 tackles as a junior... Chase Patrick Ortiz was born May 22, 1985... cousin, Woody Williams, is a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals... interested in a degree in business... enjoys hunting, fishing, ranching and cars... selected TCU over Missouri.
David Roach, Defensive Back, 6-1, 190, Abilene, Texas (Abilene)
Great athlete who has seen limited playing time on the football field... first team All-District 3-5A performer at Abilene High... named to the All-Big Country Super Team... recorded 89 tackles as a senior, broke up four passes, caused one fumble and recovered another... selected TCU over Arizona State and Oklahoma State.
Wade Sisk, Offensive Line, 6-6, 265, Brenham, Texas (Brenham)
Big offensive lineman who helped Brenham High reach the state championship game as a senior... a team captain, was a unanimous all-district selection as both a junior and senior... was a first team All-Brazos Valley choice as a senior after earning second team honors as a junior... earned all-state mention as both a junior and senior... allowed just one sack over his final two seasons... runs a 5.0 40-yard dash... Wade Allen Sisk was born November 25, 1984... served as a student mentor and was an officer of the Future Community Career Leaders of America (FCCLA)... courted by Arkansas, Houston, Northwestern, Missouri, Baylor and Texas A&M, but committed to the Frogs prior to his senior season.
Freddie Stoglin, RB/Athlete, 5-9, 175, Brownwood, Texas (Brownwood)
Regarded as tough, aggressive, super quick and super fast.... a three-time all-district selection at running back, also earned all-district honors at defensive back as a senior... rushed for 2,071 yards on 267 carries, as a senior at Brownwood High School, averaging 7.75 yards per carry... scored 24 touchdowns rushing... also logged 244 yards receiving with a pair of scores... named to the All-Big Country Super Team and was the West Texas Most Valuable Player... named first team all-state by the Sports Writers and second team by the coaches... listed on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Area 75... rushed for 1,232 yards as a junior on just 116 carries, an amazing 10.6 yards per carry average, earning All-West Texas, All-Big Country and second team all-state accolades... was the district Newcomer of the Year on offense as a sophomore... lists a 40 time of 4.37 seconds... standout on the track as well, competing in the 110-meter high hurdles and on the sprint relay team... chose TCU over Oklahoma State, SMU and UTEP.
Logo Tevaseu, Linebacker, 5-9, 210, Booneville, Calif. (Santa Rosa JC)
Described as a hard-nosed player, Tevaseu (pronounced tay-VAH-soo) has spent the past two seasons attending Santa Rosa College in Santa Rosa, California... regarded as an outstanding special teams player who will contribute immediately... played football for coach Keith Simons... was an all-conference and all-region linebacker and punter... attended Anderson Valley High School in California... graduated in 2001... played prep football for Jack Graves... lettered twice in football, basketball, baseball and track and once in soccer... earned all-conference and conference MVP honors as both a junior and senior... also named to the all-conference team in basketball as a senior... Logologoa Taumaloto Tevaseu was born January 28, 1982... interested in a degree in business... enjoys lifting weights... considered Fresno State, California, Oregon State, Boise State and San Jose State before choosing TCU.