September 11, 2008

Future Frog Tracker

TCU has busted out of the gates for the 2009 recruiting season with an impressive list of 14 verbal commitments. Currently ranked #31 by the team rankings, Coach Patterson has to have a smile on his face. With this group, the Frogs contiue to assemble what could possibly be the most talented class in recent TCU history. Here is a breakdown of this weekend's games and a peak at who your future Frogs will square off against.

We'll start off with a Thursday night special. Wichita Falls Rider(0-1) and TCU commit Jurell Thompson will take it's showdown with Tyreke Rollison and Sulpher Springs(2-0) to the national stage as the two will meet on ESPN 2 at 8 PM. Michigan commit Shavodrick Beaver will showcase his talents as well. Although Thompson can be a two way terror, Frog fans will enjoy getting a glimpse of their future safety on the defensive side of the ball.

Thursday night was supposed to bring a matchup with Bellaire Episcopal(1-1) and Goose Creek Consolidated(0-2). With hurricane Ike bearing down on the southern portion of Texas however, the game has been cancelled. John Wooldridge, TCU's big offensive line commit, will have to wait until next week to resume pancaking his opponents.

Casey Pachall has seen his Brownwood Lions come out of the gate with a record of 1-1. The Lions will look to improve to 2-1 with a victory over hated Stephenville(0-2). On the season, Pachall has amassed 283 yards and 6 Td's through the air for his Brownwood squad. The Lions and Yellowjackets will meet Friday night at 7:30 PM in Brownwood.

Copperas Cove(2-0) doesn't care what classification they play in, they just win. TCU commits Tanner Brock and Josh Boyce hope to help the Dawgs run their record to 3-0 as they face an undefeated McKinney Boyd(2-0) team at 7 PM Friday night in McKinney. Brock(31 tackles, 1 FF, 6 QB hurries) continues to be one of the most dominating linebackers in the country and Boyce(5 rec. 89 yds, 1 TD) is a threat to score every time he touches the ball.

TCU's newest commitment will be in action at Houston Worthing(0-2) Friday night at 7:30 PM. Justin Isadore hopes to lead his Beaumont Ozen(0-2) teammates to their first victory in 2008.

Waco Midway got off to a rough start as they fell to Alvarado in week 1. The Panthers got right back on track last week however and now show a 1-1 record. Ty Horn leads an impressive Panther rushing attack with his signature pancake blocks week in and week out. With Horn leading the way, Midway rushed for 282 yards last week. The Panthers will head to Crowley(0-1) looking for another big win. Kickoff is set for 7:30 PM in Crowley.

The "Maud Squad" made news early on in the recruiting season when they pledged to the Frogs. As impressive as it was that three prospects on one team are headed to Ft. Worth, it's even more impressive when you consider that they hail from a tiny 1A school in East Texas. Maud(1-0) will clash with Waskon(0-2) Friday night at 7:30 PM in Maud, TX. The talented trio consists ofJames Dunbar, Ray Burns and Bryant House. All three are defensive standouts and Dunbar lines up at the running back position to give Maud the most frightening backfield in the history of Texas 1A football.

Eric Tausch will lead his Dallas Jesuit(1-1) team onto the field for a showdown with South Garland(0-2). The big TCU commit has helped pave the way for Jesuit's 185 yards per game on the ground. Dallas Jesuit and South Garland will kick off at 7:30 PM in Dallas.

Waymon James has been LT'esque in his first two ballgames. The senior RB has posted huge numbers while leading the charge for his Sherman Bearcats(1-1). Sherman will sqare off with Little Elm(0-1) Friday night at 7:30 PM in Sherman. On the season, James has amassed 363 yards on 33 carries and scored 6 TD's for an impressive 11 ypc avg. He has hauled in 9 passes for another 124 yards and two more scores.

D.J. Yendrey and his Edna Cowboy(0-2) teammates will take to the field against Van Vleck(0-2) Friday night at 7:30 PM at Van Vleck. "Rhino" looks to continue his development and lead the Cowboys to their first win of the season. Yendrey hopes to wreak havoc in the Van vleck backfield.

Trenton Thomas and the Brenham Cubs(0-2) will tangle with Houston Lamar Saturday night at 6 PM in Houston. Thomas and his fellow Cubs will look to keep the proud Brenham football tradition alive with their first victory of the 2008 campaign. Brenham has a rich tradition of churning out D1 players and Thomas is another in the long line of Cub stars.

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