"It's like a big weight that just got lifted off our backs," Tausch said. "Me and my brother thought this day would never come."
Eric's older brother Nick signed with Notre Dame on Wednesday. While the Fighting Irish gained a great recruiting class in 2009, the Tausch headed to TCU was more interested in talking about the 20 players signed by the Horned Frogs.
"I think this class is awesome," he said. "Having a guy like Coach Patterson talking about a group of high school kids being the next generation at TCU and maybe being the best class ever is a great accomplishment. But we still haven't proven anything yet. We've still got to come in and work as hard and pick up where the seniors left off against Boise State in December."
One of the areas that must remain strong in order for this next group of Frogs to succeed is the play of the offensive line. In addition to Tausch, TCU also picked up 3-star tackle Ty Horn from Waco Midway High School as well as 3-star guard John Wooldridge from Bellaire Episcopal High School in Houston.