Plenty of prospects have made their way to TCU since last week and among the players on that list is Decatur 2014 signal caller Grayson Muehlstein. The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder is one of the top quarterbacks the Frogs have shown early interest in and on Monday he got an up-close glimpse of the team's seventh day of practice.
The rising prospect liked what he saw.
"I thought it was pretty cool; high intensity and fast paced," Muehlstein said of TCU's practice. "It was a neat experience."
Naturally Muehlstein focused on the quarterbacks during the practice and said the Frogs' gunslingers performed well.
"I thought they did good job, Casey Pachall is a lot bigger than I expected," he said. "The other quarterbacks did pretty well also."
Muehlstein says he was impressed mostly by the offense's tempo and execution. It's an offense he could definitely see himself playing in.
"It was a fast tempo and everyone was full speed the whole time and executing. I saw myself fitting in with the offense and the way they did their plays," he said.
Muehlstein made a splash at TCU's July 13th camp; staying toe to toe on every throw with Denton Guyer's Jerrod Heard, who just committed to Texas on Tuesday. Muehlstein also recorded the fastest forty time for a quarterback at the camp with a 4.58. The rising prospect is entering his first year as a full-time starter for the Eagles after backing up his older brother, Garrett, as a sophomore while also playing receiver and cornerback.
Despite his lack of experience at quarterback, he's already off to a good start with the staff after his strong camp performance.
"We watched the practice and afterward we talked to Coach Sharp and Coach Burns," he said. "Coach Sharp told me to keep working hard and that they just need to see some game film on me and that they'll definitely be watching. They're going to watch a few games and keep track of my progress."
Decatur is just over an hour drive north of Ft. Worth which is a bonus according to Muehlstein. He also likes the "small-town" feel of TCU's campus, noting how close everything is.
"They're definitely high up on the list, the campus is really close to home and that's a plus. The coaches are real nice and I just feel comfortable down there," he said of TCU. "I think it's pretty cool that all of their athletic programs are in the same vicinity like basketball and football; everything is in one spot."
Muehlstein and his Eagle teammates open their 2012 season at home on August 31st against Trinity Christian-Addison.