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A Closer Look at the Class

Signing Day

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Gary Patterson Signing Day Press Conference

2014 TCU Football Signing Class Roster
SigneeVideoPosHtWtHometownSchool
Vinny Ascolese WatchLB6-3220 North Bergen, N.J. ASA College; North Bergen HS
Ty Barrett Watch OL6-5316 Dallas, Texas Skyline HS
Chris Bradley WatchDT6-2255 Shreveport, La. Evangel Christian Academy
L.J. Collier WatchDT6-4245 Munday, Texas Munday HS
Trey Elliott WatchOT6-4275 Dallas, Texas Jesuit College Prep School
Nick Foster WatchCB5-11170 Keller, Texas Fossil Ridge HS
Ryan Griswold WatchOT6-5255 Pearland, Texas Pearland HS
Travin Howard WatchS6-1190 Longview, Texas Longview HS
Ridwan Issahaku WatchDB6-1180 Norcross, Ga. Norcross HS
Corey McBride WatchWR6-2180 Dutchtown, La. Dutchtown HS
Casey McDermott Vai WatchDE6-4 250 Raytown, Mo. Raytown HS
Torrance Mosley WatchATH5-10160 Dutchtown, La. Dutchtown HS
Grayson Muehlstein WatchQB6-4210 Decatur, Texas Decatur HS
Shaun Nixon WatchTB5-10180 Austin, Texas Lake Travis HS
Corry O'Meally WatchCB6-0170 Miami, Fla. Ellsworth CC; North Miami Beach HS
Nick Orr WatchCB5-10166 DeSoto, Texas DeSoto HS
Ryan Parker WatchWR6-3190 Keller, Texas Fossil Ridge HS
Emanuel Porter WatchWR6-4190 Dallas, Texas Lincoln HS
Foster Sawyer WatchQB6-5215 Fort Worth, Texas All Saints' Episcopal School
Austin Schlottman WatchOT6-6280 Brenham, Texas Brenham HS
Ty Summers WatchLB6-2211 San Antonio, Texas Reagan HS
Desmon White WatchWR5-7150 DeSoto, Texas DeSoto HS

2014 TCU Football Mid-Year Signees Roster
SigneeVideoPosHtWtHometownSchool
Kenny Iloka WatchS6-2209 Sugar Land, Texas Tyler JC; Kempner HS
Frank Kee WatchOG6-4345 Mansfield, Texas Tyler JC; Timberview HS

Where they're coming from:

Vinny Ascolese
LB | 6-3 | 220 | North Bergen, N.J (ASA College; North Bergen HS)
A Parade All-American as a senior at North Bergen ... ranked by Scout.com as the No. 1 outside linebacker in New Jersey and No. 69 nationally in the 2012 class ... played in the inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz. ... totaled over 300 tackles and 22 sacks in his high school career ... recorded 134 tackles, including 57 for loss, with 12 sacks, eight forced fumbles and three interceptions as he led his team to the Group IV New Jersey state title as a senior ... had 90 tackles with five sacks as a junior ... originally signed with Arkansas.
Ty Barrett
OL | 6-5 | 316 | Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS)
A four-star signee ranked No. 22 nationally at offensive guard by Scout.com ... ranked third among offensive guards in Texas ... the No. 52 overall player in the Scout.com Texas Top 100 ... totaled 27 pancake blocks while not allowing a sack as a senior ... utilized at guard, tackle and center ... chose the Horned Frogs over Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas Tech and Arizona State.
Chris Bradley
DT | 6-2 | 255 | Shreveport, La. (Evangel Christian Academy)
Three-star recruit ... ranked as the No. 4 defensive end in Louisiana and No. 105 nationally by Scout.com ... a first-team 3A all-state selection by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association ... recorded 83 tackles with 15 sacks as a senior ... chose TCU over Arkansas.
L.J. Collier
DT | 6-4 | 245 | Munday, Texas ( Munday HS)
Three-star recruit ranked No. 11 in Texas and No. 71 nationally for defensive ends by Scout.com ... District 8-A Defensive Most Valuable Player as a senior ... was also a first-team selection at tight end ... caught 22 passes for 465 yards his junior year ... earned Defensive MVP honors in the state title game as a junior when he returned his only interception of the year for a 36-yard touchdown ... first-team all-district as a sophomore ... chose the Horned Frogs over Texas Tech.
Trey Elliott
OT | 6-4 | 275 | Dallas, Texas (Jesuit College Prep School)
A first-team All-District 9-5A selection ... chose TCU over Texas Tech.
Nick Foster
CB | 5-11 | 170 | Keller, Texas (Fossil Ridge HS)
A three-star signee ... ranked as the No. 9 cornerback in Texas and No. 38 in the nation by Scout.com ... the No. 71 overall prospect in the Scout.com Texas Top 100 ... earned first-team all-District 4-5A honors ... ranked No. 32 nationally at the cornerback position ... intercepted two passes as a sophomore and one as a junior ... a high school teammate of fellow Horned Frog freshman Ryan Parker ... was the 2013 Homecoming King at Fossil Ridge.
Ryan Griswold
OT | 6-5 | 255 | Pearland, Texas (Pearland HS)
A three-star signee ... ranked as the No. 10 offensive tackle in Texas and No. 97 nationally by Scout.com ... first-team All-District 22-5A as a senior when he helped lead Pearland to the 5A state championship game ... was also all-district as a junior ... chose TCU over Boise State and Houston.
Travin Howard
S | 6-1 | 190 | Longview, Texas (Longview HS)
A three-star recruit ranked No. 12 in Texas and No. 84 nationally for safeties by Scout.com ... the No. 98 player in the Scout.com Texas Top 100 ... named the District 12-5A Defensive Most Valuable Player as a senior ... was also an Associated Press honorable-mention 5A All-State selection ... totaled eight interceptions and eight pass breakups as a senior ... had four defensive touchdowns and two on punt returns as well as a punt block ... recorded 10 tackles for loss among his 89 stops on the year ... also forced three fumbles ... selected TCU over UTSA.
Kenny Iloka
S | 6-2 | 209 | Sugar Land, Texas | (Tyler JC, Kempner HS)
Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 1 junior college safety ... a first-team all-conference selection in 2013 ... led the nation with 126 tackles, including 3 1/2 sacks, from his weak safety position ... added eight pass breakups in Tyler's 4-2-5 scheme ... younger brother of Cincinnati Bengals' starting safety George Iloka, a current teammate of former TCU quarterback Andy Dalton ... selected TCU over Texas and Texas Tech.
Ridwan Issahaku
DB | 6-1 | 180 | Norcross, Ga. (Norcross HS)
Ridwan Issahaku (DB, 6-1, 180, Norcross, Ga.; Norcross HS) Earned first-team Region 7-6A honors as a senior in his first season as a cornerback ... led Norcross to the 2013 Georgia 6A state title as he picked off two passes and broke up four more ... sat out his junior year per high school transfer rules ... played quarterback as a freshman and sophomore ... chose TCU over Western Kentucky and Buffalo.
Frank Kee
OG | 6-4 | 345 | Mansfield, Texas (Tyler JC, Timberview HS)
Ranked by Scout.com as the nation's No. 3 offensive guard ...first-team all-conference in 2013 ... chose TCU over Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.
Corey McBride
WR | 6-2 | 180 | Dutchtown, La. (Dutchtown HS)
A four-star recruit by ESPN.com, which also ranked him as the 49th-best receiver nationally ... ranked by Scout.com as the No. 6 wide receiver in Louisiana ... the No. 31 overall prospect in the Scout.com Louisiana Top 40 ... second-team All-District 5-5A honors as a junior when he caught 15 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns ... also added eight carries for 118 yards and a score that year ... chose TCU over Arkansas, Arizona State and Louisville.
Casey McDermott Vai
DE | 6-4 | 250 | Raytown, Mo. (Raytown HS)
Three-star recruit ranked by Scout.com as the No. 4 defensive end in Missouri and No. 106 in the nation ... the No. 20 prospect in the Scout.com Missouri Top 20 ... named first-team all-district and all-state as a senior ... totaled 76 tackles, including 15 1/2 for loss, with 15 sacks and five fumble recoveries ... one of four finalists for the Bobby Bell Award, presented to the best linebacker/linemen in Kansas' and Missouri's smallest four classes of high school football ... named to the All-Simone team on the defensive line ... was also a third-team all-state punter as a senior ... recorded 17 sacks his junior season.
Torrance Mosley
ATH | 5-10 | 160 | Dutchtown, La. (Dutchtown HS)
A three-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... the No. 6 cornerback in Louisiana and the No. 40 player in the Scout.com Louisiana Top 40 ... a second-team all-district selection at running back ... ranked as the No. 133 cornerback in the nation ... had the game-winning 10-yard touchdown carry in the fifth overtime to lead Dutchtown to the district title ... ran for 912 yards and 11 touchdowns on an 8.9 per carry mark his junior season ... a high school teammate of fellow Horned Frogs signee Corey McBride ... selected TCU over Arkansas and Louisiana Tech.
Grayson Muehlstein
QB | 6-4 | 210 | Decatur, Texas (Decatur HS)
Ranked as the No. 4 quarterback in Texas and No. 31 nationally by Scout.com ... a three-star recruit ... the No. 61 prospect in the Scout.com Texas Top 100 ... earned District 9-3A Co-Offensive MVP honors as a senior ... threw for 2,200 yards and 23 scores in his junior season, which led to District 9-3A second-team honors ... picked TCU over Harvard and North Texas.
Shaun Nixon
TB | 5-10 | 180 | Austin, Texas (Lake Travis HS)
A four-star recruit by Scout.com and ESPN.com ... the No. 2 running back in Texas and No. 21 nationally by Scout.com ... also the No. 34 prospect in the Scout.com Texas Top 100 ... ranked No. 221 in the ESPN 300 and No. 228 in the Scout.com Top 300 ... the District 15-5A Most Valuable Player as a senior ... ran for 334 yards and five touchdowns as a senior in a playoff game ... rushed for 1,272 yards with 366 receiving yards as a sophomore en route to being the District 25-4A Newcomer of the Year ... chose TCU over Baylor, Texas A&M and Clemson.
Corry O'Meally
CB | 6-0 | 170 | Miami, Fla. (Ellsworth CC; North Miami Beach HS)
Named a second-team NJCAA All-American and first-team all-conference selection ... intercepted three passes with a team-best nine pass breakups as a sophomore ... also totaled 44 tackles, including three for loss ... had 51 stops, four picks and nine pass breakups as a freshman ... chose TCU over Iowa State.
Nick Orr
CB | 5-10 | 166 | DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto HS)
Ranked No. 12 in Texas and No. 55 nationally for cornerbacks by Scout.com ... a three-star recruit ... the No. 83 overall prospect in the Scout.com Texas Top 100 ... first-team all-district as a senior while also being an Associated Press honorable mention all-state selection ... was also honorable mention all-state as a junior when he totaled 87 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles ... a four-year starter at DeSoto ... picked TCU over Baylor, Oklahoma State and Missouri.
Ryan Parker
WR | 6-3 | 190 | Keller, Texas (Fossil Ridge HS)
Three-star recruit ranked by Scout.com as the No. 23 wide receiver prospect in Texas and No. 126 in the nation ... named District 4-5A Most Valuable Player as a senior ... totaled 73 receptions for 1,200 yards and 21 touchdowns ... was also honorable mention all-state in 5A ... averaged 37.3 yards on kickoff returns while also returning four punts for scores ... named to the Star-Telegram Super Team ... a high school teammate of fellow Horned Frogs signee Nick Foster.
Emanuel Porter
WR | 6-4 | 190 | Dallas, Texas (Lincoln HS)
A four-star recruit by Scout.com ... rated as the No. 9 wide receiver in Texas and No. 54 nationally by Scout.com ... the No. 45 player in the Scout.com Texas Top 100 ... totaled 40 receptions for 651 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior ... named first-team All-District 12-4A ... did not play football until his junior year ... selected TCU over Texas and LSU.
Foster Sawyer
QB | 6-5 | 215 | Fort Worth, Texas (All Saints' Episcopal School)
Four-star signee who was ranked by Scout.com as the No. 2 quarterback prospect in Texas and No. 13 nationally ... the No. 31 prospect in the Scout.com Texas Top 100 ... also ranked No. 213 in the country in the Scout.com Top 300 ... named the 2013 Star-Telegram Player of the Year for its DFW Super Team ... completed 65.6 percent (160-of-244) of his passes for 2,867 yards ... had 48 touchdown tosses to just two interceptions ... threw for 2,725 yards and 31 touchdowns as a junior ... passed for 454 yards and six scores in the state title game that season ... chose TCU over Alabama, Baylor, Missouri, Oregon State and UCLA.
Austin Schlottman
OT | 6-6 | 280 | Brenham, Texas (Brenham HS)
Three-star recruit ranked No. 5 in Texas and No. 35 nationally for offensive tackles by Scout.com ... the No. 65 prospect in the Texas Top 100 ... did not allow a sack his senior year ... anchored an offense that totaled nearly 6,000 yards ... was a 4A first-team all-state selection ... one of three players from his team to earn such honors ... also received first-team all-district accolades as a sophomore and junior ... picked TCU over Texas Tech, Iowa State and Arizona State.
Ty Summers
LB | 6-2 | 211 | San Antonio, Texas (Reagan HS)
Unanimous All-District 26-5A as a senior ... excelled as a dual-threat quarterback ... passed for 2,001 yards and 16 touchdowns while rushing for 1,773 yards and 31 scores ... also played safety in high school ... chose TCU over Rice.
Desmon White
WR | 5-7 | 150 | DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto HS)
A three-star wide receiver recruit ranked No. 32 in Texas and No. 193 nationally at the position by Scout.com ... the Associated Press Texas 5A Player of the Year and District 7-5A Most Valuable Player as a dual-threat quarterback... an honorable-mention Parade All-American ... passed for 2,886 yards while running for 1,175 as a senior ... scored a combined 43 touchdowns ... chose TCU over North Texas.


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