Frogs Add Huge Addition To 2013 Class

TCU added a huge addition to their 2013 on Thursday afternoon when Lakewood, California offensive lineman signed with the Frogs.

TCU landed a huge addition to their 2013 class on Thursday afternoon – literally. Officially joining the Horned Frogs roster was Lakewood, California offensive lineman Matt Pryor, who stands at a towering 6-foot-6, 340-pounds.

While he may seem under the radar to most, Pryor had a good senior season that saw him land on the Daily News All-Area team and Pac-5 Division team.

Aside from TCU, Pryor was receiving plenty of interest, especially from Pac-12 programs.

"I was also getting interest from Washington, Boise State, Iowa State, Arizona and Oregon State," he said. "They all talked about offering but never came around to it."

Pryor visited TCU on Wednesday and committed while in town. He had to wait for proper paperwork before he could officially sign his letter of intent with the Frogs on Thursday.

A strong relationship with the coaches and their willingness to stick with him throughout the process were the biggest reasons he chose TCU. According to Pryor, after TCU proved to him their loyalty, there wasn't a team that could've knocked the Frogs off the pedestal.

"It's a great location, great school and great coaching staff," Pryor said. "The coaches are real motivational and they stuck with me when no one else really was."

What did he think of TCU's campus?

"They were great facilities," Pryor said of TCU. "Everything is close so you don't have to do a bunch of running around."

It doesn't take long for one to figure out how strong Pryor is once you see his highlights. A massive presence on the line Pryor had little problem man-handling helpless defensive linemen most of the year.

"I'd say my run blocking is my best strength. I've been doing run blocking more than I have pass blocking but I'm going to work on that," he said.

Pryor is scheduled to arrive on TCU's campus on July 31st, the first day of the Frogs' fall camp. He was recruited to TCU by runningbacks coach Jarrett Anderson.


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