Adds TCU former Alabama running back Tre Sandersthe third former Crimson Tide player to pick up the Horned Frogs in recent weeks.
Sanders, who announced his commitment to TCU on Twitter Thursday, was limited to 14 carries this season, but had 448 rushing yards on 102 carries in his first two seasons for the Crimson Tide. He was ESPN’s 16th overall recruit in the class of 2019.
The Florida native joins the wide receiver Jojo Earl offensive tackle Tommy Brookermayer In moving from Alabama to TCU, which faces Georgia on Monday in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Sanders, who has two years of eligibility remaining, could bolster a TCU team that may enter 2023 without its two top running backs, juniors. Kinder Miller and senior Emary Demercado. ESPN lists Miller as the 156th prospect for the 2023 NFL Draft.
Brockermeyer, who grew up near TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, was ESPN’s No. 2 overall recruit and the highest in-state prospect in the class of 2021. Earl, a native of Aledo, Texas, was ESPN’s No. 76 recruit in 2021. He had 24 reception over two seasons at Alabama.
“We expect to compete against Alabama, not only in recruiting but on the field,” TCU head coach Sonny Dykes recently told ESPN’s Dave Wilson. “So the thing you don’t want to start doing is take a bunch of guys at Alabama that they can’t play for. Because in theory they shouldn’t be able to play for you either.”
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