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Will TCU Signee Come in and Produce Right Away?

Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

The TCU Horned Frogs have added a top running back to their football program. Kyle Hicks, a four-star back from Arlington committed and signed with TCU on National Signing Day a few days ago.

This means a couple things for coach Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs: they have a solid running back that could start for them and they are starting to take four-stars away from in-state foes Texas and Texas A&M.

Hicks is an elusive back with great field vision and power that makes it hard for any defender to tackle him easily.

Arlington Martin has become a pipeline to TCU and outside of the talented running back– the Horned Frogs’ top 2013 commit– defensive end Devonte Fields highlighted their recruiting class from a year ago and looks to be as talented as any on the team.

I know Texas fans cringe when they hear this, but Hicks was originally committed to the Longhorns before switching to TCU in early December thanks to a little swaying from his new teammates:

“I’m just relieved. I can finally say it’s official now. I’m about to be a Horned Frog.”

Arlington isn’t that far of a drive from TCU, so the selling point of proximity to home was one of many positives that were looked at by this years’ signees from Arlington– three of them.

Hicks has the potential to be the next starting running back as a freshman and with the Horned Frogs not having a clear No. 1 running back a year ago, outside of maybe freshman B.J. Catalon.

This could be the second year in a row that TCU features a freshman starting running back, but Hicks could make a bigger splash.