With national letters of intent flying in with little talk of any big surpises on signing day, it appeared the Frogs were done with their 2016 class. But all of the sudden, 4-star wide receiver Ryan Parker announced the he will sign with TCU.
Two years ago during his senior year at Fossil Ridge High School in Keller, Texas, Parker palnned to sign to be part of TCU's 2014 recruiting class, however, he did not qualify academically. So instead, he took the JuCo route by spending two seasons at Tyler Junior College. In order for the former Oklahoma commit to play for the Frogs next season, he will have to graduate from Tyler this coming May.
During his second year at Tyler, Parker played in 10 of the team's 12 scheduled games, during which, he racked up 47 catches for 841 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.
Even though Parker had interest in TCU before, he was considered by many as an Oklahoma lean and was also offered by Texas.
Despite only holding three reported offers, Scout ranks Parker as the No. 6 player in the 2016 JuCo signing class, which has been very good to TCU's coaching staff thus far. On Wednesday, TCU signed five other JuCo recruits: Markell Simmons, Chris Gaynor, Mat Boesen, Taj Williams and Tyree Horton.
As far as Parker's physical ability goes, there's not much more a coach can ask for. He's has great top-end speed that allows him to break away from defensive back and good hands and concentration while looking the ball in. But, although 6-foot-2, 175 pound Parker is also know for being quick of the line, some believe he could improve upon his blocking ability.
With Parker's signature, TCU now has 22 recruits in its 2016 class.