I have and will continue to mention that there is no such thing as the off-season in football.  The moment a current season ends, either after the last regular game or a bowl game, the players and especially the coaching staff are already working on next season’s roster moves.

There is little rest over in Forth Worth in the TCU football coaching offices this time of year.  With new head coach Sonny Dykes moving over from SMU to TCU, there has been a non-stop juggling of recruits from the 2022 early signing recruiting class.  Normally, football recruits sign their National Letter of Intent in early February but recent NCAA recruiting changes along coaches to commit and formally sign early recruits in a three-day window starting December 15th.

Sonny Dykes building recruiting program

TCU has picked up a decently solid recruiting class and each of these players could quickly impact the Horned Frog football program.  Friends and classmates Jordan Hudson and Chace Biddle are coming out of Garland where they both were originally SMU commits under Ra’Shaad Samples.  As Sonny Dykes left Dallas and headed west to Fort Worth to take over the Horned Frogs, Samples is following and bringing both of these top-notch recruits with him as Samples has developed a personal relationship with both of these young players. Another SMU de-commit is DE Micheal Ibukun-Okeyode out of Rowlett HS.  Again, Ibukun-Okeyode was heavily recruited by SMU defensive line coach Chidera Uzo-Diribe who also made the SMU-TCU switch.  It should never be understated how important personal relationships and relatability are in college recruiting and these young coaches are making an immediate impact at TCU simply by bringing these young players with them. Ibukun-Okeyode is an explosive player and standing in at 6’5” and 230 lbs., his speed and size will make him a prime candidate to be developed as an edge rusher.

Major Everhart is landing in Fort Worth at the right time.  The running back from Amarillo (Tascosa HS) is coming in at a time when the TCU running back corps is thin to say the least.  This past season, Everhart rushed from 1,290 yards and 14 TD’s including a 12.9 yards per carry average.  Everhart brings additional speed since he placed fifth in the 200 meter in Texas and sixth in the 100-meter dash.  Everhart was also highly recruited by Texas Tech but chose the Horned Frogs.  Everhart could soon join QB Josh Hoover in the offensive huddle as Hoover is the top QB recruit for TCU this signing period. Hoover, a Rockwall Heath product, had over 300 pass attempts this past regular season and a 64% completion rate for 3,213 yards and 39 TD’s.  Hoover may soon have competition if former Texas QB Casey Thompson jumps out of the transfer portal and lands on the TCU campus.  At any rate, the Horned Frogs can stock up at the quarterback position and make strides towards improving this season’s 5-7 record.

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