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College Football: Meet TCU’s Top Recruits in the 2013 Class

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The TCU Horned Frogs have signed 22 players for the 2013 class, ranking them the No. 36 class overall. This marks the third straight season that the Horned Frogs have ranked in the top 40, however, they have dropped each season since 2011.

Out of the 22 signees, 17 recruits are from the state of Texas, which can be either good, or bad for the program. The good thing about this class is that Gary Patterson can recruit in his own state– one of the top high school football player hotbeds in the country. The bad thing could be that Patterson only has five signees from out of state, an alarmingly-low number.

The Horned Frogs class consists of three four-stars, 16 three-stars and three two-star athletes. This class has a balanced offensive to defensive recruiting ratio. TCU has signed 12 offensive players and nine defensive players.

Let’s meet some of the best of the class.

The top recruit in the class is four-star running back Kyle Hicks who will look to battle for playing time with sophomore B.J. Catalon. Hicks is a powerful back with vision and elusiveness that will add a good burst to the backfield.

The defense got a bit of help as well for the 2013 season with the addition of four-star linebacker Dac Shaw and four-star safety Ty Slanina. Both guys have great range and can make plays up and down the football field.

These are just a few of the top TCU recruits for 2013 and they will surely make an impact early and maybe even earn starting spots before many expect.