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  The Oklahoma State football team lost another member of its receiving corps on Tuesday afternoon. Cowboys sophomore wideout John Paul Richardson has entered the transfer portal. The news was first reported by Cody Nagel of 247Sports and has since been confirmed to the News Press. Richardson's time in Stillwater comes to an end after two years, in which he played 21 games and had 70 receptions for 648 yards and six touchdowns.

After posting 21 catches for 145 yards and two scores as a freshman, Richardson's sophomore campaign this fall included 49 catches for 503 yards and four trips to the end zone. He was second on the team in catches and receiving touchdowns in 2022. Perhaps Richardson's most notable performance in bright orange was during OSU's win over Iowa State this year. He had a career-high 90 yards receiving against the Cyclones, sparking the Cowboys' offense with an 83-yard, catch-and-run touchdown. He's now the third scholarship wideout to depart the program and enter the portal, joining Braylin Presley - who's since committed to Tulsa - and Langston Anderson. - Stillwater Press


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  Based solely on the recruiting rankings, this national championship game between No. 1 Georgia and No. 3 TCU is the most lopsided in the nine-year history of the College Football Playoff. The Bulldogs are a recruiting juggernaut, brimming with four- and five-star high school players. The Horned Frogs have some blue-chippers, but they're more likely to rely on players who outperform their prospect pedigree. "Yo, man, in football, stars don't matter at all," TCU star cornerback Tre Hodges-Tomlinson said Saturday during media day for the CFP title game. "It's all about development once you get to college." The defending national champion Bulldogs (14-0) face the upstart Horned Frogs (13-1) on Monday night at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The rosters are built differently in recruiting, but both teams pride themselves in player development.

According the 247 Sports' talent composite, which uses recruiting ratings to rank college football rosters, Georgia had the second-most talented roster in the country behind Alabama in 2022. No surprise there. Kirby Smart's team has been pulling in top-five ranked recruiting classes since he returned to his alma mater as head coach in 2016. Georgia has 15 players who were five-star recruits, including All-America defensive tackle Jalen Carter, and 53 four-stars. TCU's roster is the 32nd most-talented in the country, according to the composite, right behind Georgia Tech and Missouri and just ahead of Utah and Michigan State. The Horned Frogs' one player who was a five-star recruit is reserve linebacker Marcel Brooks, a transfer from LSU. The difference in recruited talent between Georgia and TCU is the widest for any CFP title game matchup since 247 started its talent composite in 2015 - and it's not even close. - AP College Football


Sr/2023 CB TreVius Hodges-TomlinsonTexas Christian
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  Trey Sanders will become the third Alabama player since the end of the regular season to transfer to TCU. Sanders announced on Instagram he has committed to play for the Horned Frogs after entering the NCAA transfer portal in late November. Sanders - a redshirt junior from Port St. Joe, Florida - joins wide receiver JoJo Earle and offensive tackle Tommy Brockermeyer, both Fort Worth-area natives, in transferring to TCU this offseason. They will not be eligible to play in the Horned Frogs' national championship game against Georgia next week.

A five-star recruit to Alabama in 2019, Sanders missed his freshman season because of a foot injury and had his 2020 season ended by injuries sustained in a car accident, including a broken pelvis. He returned to score a touchdown in the 2021 season opener but played a minimal role on offense the past two seasons, contributing mostly on special teams. - Birmingham News


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  Max Duggan accounted for four touchdowns, TCU returned two interceptions for scores and the third-ranked Horned Frogs withstood a frenetic second-half surge by No. 2 Michigan to win the Fiesta Bowl 51-45 on Saturday night and advance to the College Football Playoff national championship. TCU (13-1), the most unlikely team ever reach the four-team playoff in its nine-year history, has one more game left in its improbable season and it will come against either No. 1 Georgia or No. 4 Ohio State on Jan. 9 at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Coming off a losing 2021 season and picked to finish seventh in the Big 12 in Sonny Dykes' first year as coach, the Horned Frogs will try to win the program's first national championship since 1938. Duggan and the Frogs will no doubt be underdogs - again. That didn't matter much against Michigan (13-1) as they took it to the big, bad Big Ten champions and turned the Fiesta Bowl into circa-2010, Big 12-style scorefest. It was the highest scoring Fiesta Bowl ever and the second-highest scoring CFP game behind Georgia’s 54-48 Rose Bowl victory against Oklahoma on Jan. 1, 2018. Maybe it was fitting.

TCU, the little private school from Forth Worth, Texas, that was left out of the Big 12 when it first formed in the mid-1990s, became the first team from the conference to win a CFP game and will be the first to play for a national title since Texas in 2009. This one was 34-16 with 2:46 left in the third quarter and the Hypnotoads, a nickname borrowed for the animated TV show “Futurama,” and their purple-clad fans could sense their wild ride wasn't over. Of course, nothing has come easy for these Frogs all year. During their unbeaten regular season, they won seven straight games by 10 points or fewer. What followed was five touchdown drives - with a TCU turnover tucked in between - each taking less than a minute. Duggan threw for 225 yards and two interceptions and ran for 57. Johnston had six catches for 163 yards and Emari Demercado, picking up the slack for an injured Kendre Miller, ran for 150. All of that against a defense that ranked third in the nation coming in. - TCU/AP College Football


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  TCU quarterback Max Duggan acknowledged on Tuesday that his decision to enter the 2023 NFL Draft on Sunday was hard, but he felt it was the right one for him. "I thought about it for awhile," Duggan said. "I talked to all the coaches, my family and a lot of other people. I didn't really have a dog in the fight." It's understandable for Duggan to have been so torn, considering how proudly he has talked about his love and affection for TCU and Fort Worth as a whole.

But as he continued to think on the decision, he couldn't deny his dream of making it to the NFL. "It was a tough decision, it was hard, it was not easy," Duggan said. "But I just thought it was something I always wanted to do, something I was ready for and it just kind of time." Duggan had the option of running it back another year under Sonny Dykes and improve his draft stock even more, but ultimately he made the right decision. After seizing the moment to become the starting quarterback after an injury to Chandler Morris in the season opener, Duggan pushed himself up draft boards with one of the best individual seasons in TCU history. Duggan was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy and won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback. He was also the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. - Fort Worth Star


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  Alabama transfer offensive lineman Tommy Brockermeyer is returning home. The former All Saints' Episcopal star announced he was transferring to TCU on Tuesday. Brockermeyer was a five-star recruit in the Class of 2021 and is the fourth SEC transfer the Horned Frogs have landed in the last week. His teammate JoJo Earle announced his transfer to TCU on Saturday. Florida cornerback Avery Helm and LSU wide receiver Jack Bech also committed to TCU out of the transfer portal this weekend. Brockermeyer saw limited snaps in two seasons with the Crimson Tide, but is still rated a four-star transfer prospect by 247Sports. His father Blake is also a Fort Worth native and was an All-American offensive lineman at Texas. Blake Brockermeyer played nine seasons in the NFL. - Fort Worth Star

rSo/2026 OT Tommy BrockermeyerTexas Christian
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  2022 CONFERENCE USA ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM: OL: Carson Bruno, LA Tech,...Bruno started all 12 games on the Bulldogs' offensive line this season while paving the way for eight 100+ yard rushing games. The Shreveport product also protected the quarterback in the Bulldog passing attack, ranking 30th nationally at 267.2 yards per game. - Louisiana Tech Football

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  2022 ALL-CONFERENCE USA HONORABLE MENTION: OL: Carson Bruno, LA Tech,...The Bulldogs saw six players earn honorable mention all-Conference USA honors, including OL Carson Bruno, RB Marquis Crosby, OL Bert Hale, OL Josh Mote, DB Willie Roberts and OL Dakota White. - Louisiana Tech Football

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  TCU quarterback and Heisman Trophy runner-up Max Duggan will skip his available extra season with the third-ranked Horned Frogs and make himself eligible for the NFL draft after the College Football Playoff. Duggan has started 41 games during his four seasons at TCU, though the senior could have returned for another season because all players were granted an extra year of eligibility after the 2020 season was altered by the pandemic. When announcing his decision on social media that he was declaring for the NFL draft, Duggan wrote, "But first, we still have business to take care of." The Frogs (12-1), who play Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl semifinal on Dec. 31, were undefeated until their overtime loss to Kansas State in the Big 12 championship game. Duggan has thrown for 3,321 yards with 30 touchdowns and four interceptions this season, and also has 404 yards rushing with six more scores. He finished second in the Heisman voting behind Caleb Williams.

Duggan lost his starting job going into the season, but took over in the second half of the opener after Chandler Morris injured his knee. In his post Sunday, Duggan said being a student-athlete at TCU has been the greatest experience of his life, helping him develop as a football player and a man while earning a business degree. The Iowa native also thanked his family, teammate, coaches and fans for their support. "My experience at TCU and, in turn, Amon G. Carter Stadium, has been filled with great memories, passion and pride," Duggan wrote. "I have learned many lessons through the highs and the lows. I've built lifelong relationships that will last forever." - AP College Football


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  Alabama transfer wide receiver JoJo Earle is returning closer to home. The former top-50 recruit and Aledo star announced he was transferring to TCU on Saturday. Earle is the fifth commitment TCU has received this weekend. Earle won three state championships at Aledo before heading to play for Nick Saban. In two seasons Earle had 24 receptions, 303 yards and two touchdowns in a steady amount of playing time. Earle was ranked the No. 47 recruit in the Class of 2021 in the 247Sports Composite rankings and was known for his speed and big play ability. Receivers coach Doug Meacham played a big role in landing one of the top receivers in the transfer portal, who visited campus recently.

TCU landed another SEC transfer Friday night with a commitment from Florida cornerback Avery Helm. Sonny Dykes also pulled in three more four-star defensive backs with Arlington Seguin's Jamel Johnson, the top-rated junior college corner Channing Canada and Randon Fontenette. The Horned Frogs currently have a top-10 transfer class and are also in the mix for Alabama transfer tackle Tommy Brockermeyer and Texas A&M transfer receiver Chris Marshall. Both are former five-star recruits with Brockermeyer playing at All Saints Episcopal. - Fort Worth Star


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  2022 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: OL - Cade Bennett, So., San Diego State,...Bennett also made the MW second team in his first year after transferring from Oklahoma State. Starting all 12 games at left guard, Bennett has played 748 of the team's 755 offensive snaps this season, the most on the team. He's allowed only five quarterback pressures (no sacks) in 367 passing opportunities. According to Pro Football Focus, his 85.5 pass block rating is the second highest in the Mountain West among offensive linemen and first among MW guards (min. 300 pass opportunities). - San Diego State Football

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  2022 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: QB Max Duggan, TCU, Sr.,...A Council Bluffs, Iowa, native, Duggan leads the Big 12 in passing efficiency, touchdown passes (30), passing yards (3,321), yards per attempt (9.0) and yards per completion (13.9). He has thrown just four interceptions. His touchdown passes and 36 touchdowns responsible for (30 passing, 6 rushing) rank third for a season in TCU history, while his 64.9 completion percentage is fourth. - TCU Football

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  2022 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: OL Steve Avila, TCU,...Avila, who was voted a captain by his teammates, has started all 13 games at left guard this season. The First-Team All-Big 12 selection was also Honorable-Mention Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year and a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy. Avila has helped lead TCU to its first College Football Playoff appearance with one of the nation's most prolific offensive attacks.

The Horned Frogs rank among the FBS leaders in all major offensive categories and lead the nation with 19 plays of 50-plus yards while placing second with 10 plays of at least 60 yards. TCU is tied for the FBS lead with 13 offensive touchdowns of at least 50 yards. The Horned Frogs are also one of only two teams nationally averaging at least 270 yards per game passing, 200 rushing and have at least 30 passing and 30 rushing touchdowns. Avila has accepted an invitation to play in the 2023 Senior Bowl. - TCU Football


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  2022 PAYCOM JIM THORPE AWARD WINNER: Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU,..The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame has announced TCU's Tre'Vius Hodges-Tominson as the 2022 recipient of the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award, presented to the nation's top defensive back. It's the second time in three seasons for TCU to win the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award. Former TCU safety and current Las Vegas Raider Tre'Von Moehrig was the 2020 recipient. Hodges-Tomlinson helped lead TCU to a 12-1 record, including a 9-0 Big 12 regular season, and its first College Football Playoff appearance versus Michigan in the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl. He was First-Team All-Big 12 for the third consecutive season. Hodges-Tomlinson totaled 42 tackles on the season, including two for loss, with three interceptions, 11 pass breakups and a forced fumble. - TCU Football

Sr/2023 CB TreVius Hodges-TomlinsonTexas Christian
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  2022 DAVEY O'BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD WINNER: Max Duggan, TCU,...A Council Bluffs, Iowa, native, Duggan leads the Big 12 in passing efficiency, touchdown passes (30), passing yards (3,321), yards per attempt (9.0) and yards per completion (13.9). He has thrown just four interceptions. His touchdown passes and 36 touchdowns responsible for (30 passing, 6 rushing) rank third for a season in TCU history, while his 64.9 completion percentage is fourth. Duggan keyed TCU's furious fourth-quarter comeback against Kansas State in the Big 12 Championship Game, leading a pair of scoring drives to force overtime after an 11-point deficit in the final 7:34. - TCU Football

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