Weatherford Democrat

Big 12 Sports

February 6, 2013

TCU Football Announces 22 Signings

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Ty Slanina (WR, 6-0, 182, East Bernard, Texas; East Bernard HS)
The No. 16 wide receiver in the state and No. 58 in the nation by FOX Sports Next/Scout.com ... No. 74 overall in the Midlands 150 ... a first-team selection on defense to the MaxPreps Small Schools All-America Team ... an honorable-mention Associated Press Class 2A all-state selection ... led East Bernard to the 2A Division II state title as a senior, throwing four touchdown passes and earning Offensive Most Valuable Player honors in the championship game … earned District 15-2A academic first team and Offensive MVP honors as a junior … ran for 1,015 yards, threw for 561 and intercepted seven passes as a sophomore … the 2011 and 2012 Class 2A state long jump champion ... picked TCU over Baylor, Texas Tech, Stanford, Arizona, Utah and Mississippi State. 
 
Ranthony Texada (CB, 5-10, 160, Frisco, Texas; Centennial HS)
Ranked by FOX Sports Next/Scout.com as the No. 5 cornerback in Texas and No. 43 nationally ... No. 84 overall in the Midlands 150 ... named the state’s Best Defensive Back in 2012 by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football ... a second-team Associated Press all-state selection as a senior … also named the District 9-4A Defensive Most Valuable Player … an all-region honoree and the Collin County Defensive Player of the Year ... totaled 63 tackles, four interceptions and 22 pass breakups as a senior ... also averaged 38 yards per kickoff return and blocked five field goals … intercepted two passes in being named Team Defensive MVP at the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl at Reliant Stadium in Houston … scored three touchdowns on punt returns while also intercepting five passes, breaking up 11 and recording 45 tackles as a junior … selected TCU over Baylor, Iowa State, Illinois, Penn State and Indiana.
 
Mike Tuaua (DE, 6-3, 260, Rohnert Park, Calif.; Santa Rosa JC; Rancho Cotate HS)
Recorded 68 tackles, including 16 1/2 for loss, with eight sacks in 2012 ... the North Bay League Defensive Player of the Year as a senior at Rancho Cotate High School ... was also All-Empire ... totaled 81 tackles in earning all-league honors his junior year ... will have three seasons of eligiblity at TCU.

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