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June 17, 2010

TCU gets West Mesquite dual-threat QB

TCU, continuing to build its program, as the major conferences re-shuffle, got another top commit coming off the Frogs' Fiesta Bowl berth last season.

Standout West Mesquite quarterback Trevon Boykin committed to the Frogs. He's a 6-1, 200-pound with a great arm and good feet. He was the District 15-4A MVP as a junior with 3,046 yards of total offense and 37 touchdowns.

He's an athlete, but will be looked at as a quarterback first. He's sort of a smaller version of Sulphur Springs star Tyrik Rollison who transferred this spring from Auburn to Sam Houston State.

Boykin just led West Mesquite to the Red Bull 7-on-7 regional tournament championship last week at the Cotton Bowl and two weeks ago led the Wranglers to just their second appearance in the 7 on 7 State Tournament. He's another in the profile of players which Coach Gary Patterson has indentified as someone not hitting the measurables of some big schools, but who is a dynamic player who will be able to contribute at some position if not quarterback.

TCU has committed athletic Kolby Griffin of St. Pius X in Houston. He projects as a defensive back for TCU's smaller but suffocating defense. TCU also had a commit from a dual threat QB in Dominic Merka of Crosby.

But Boykin has shown so well in numerous 7-on-7 competitions with excellent arm strength and a vast improvement in accuracy.

Class of 2011 TCU commits

DB James Bailey Everman 6-2 202

QB Trevone Boykin West Mesquite 6-0 200

ATH David Bush John Tyler 5-11 165

LB Deryck Gildon Arlington Martin 6-2 205

DB Kolby Griffin St. Pius 5-11 176

DB Chris Hackett John Tyler 6-0180

OL Shayvion Hatten Daingerfield 6-5 265

QB Dominic Merka Crosy 6-4, 215

LB Laderice Sanders Arlington 6-1 220

OL Bobby Thompson Midland Christian 6-7 280

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