Such was the story of how TCU lost its three-headed monster of sorts from its final season in the Mountain West.
B.J. Catalon and senior Aundre Dean were forced into a bulk of the carries last season. It's first season in the Big 12 was an outlier for TCU who has become accustomed to having a stable of talented running backs.
In 2013 TCU will boast yet another talented backfield with Waymon James, B.J. Catalon, Nebraska transfer Aaron Green, and freshman Kyle Hicks, but as last season proved for the Frogs, there is no such thing as having too many backs.
One player who could be in the TCU backfield down the road is Juwan Washington from Kennedale High School who was as impressive as any player at the recent TCU camp he attended.
Washington caught the eye of coaches by running a 4.4 in the 40 yard dash and a 4.07 in the shuttle.
"I've been working with my coach on my times in both the 40 and shuttle, and I was able to go out there and run my best times," the 5'6 back told Horned Frog Blitz.
Washington's times were impressive enough to immediately catch the eye of the one man at the camp Washington said he wanted to impress.
"Coach Patterson came over and asked my name, and as soon as I told him, he recognized me and said that I was one of the most impressive kids at the camp," Washington explained. "He said he loved my speed, and we were able to talk for a few minutes."
"I hear a lot from Tech, Houston, and Oklahoma, and I also plan on going to camp at Baylor and Oklahoma coming up," Washington said.
The Frogs have already extended eight offers to running backs in the 2014 class, and three of those offers are currently committed elsewhere. Washington will be a name to watch in the 2015 class as the picture become clearer about who the Frogs will bring into the hold in 2014.