It was quite a Monday for the TCU football program. For the first time in over 20 years, TCU named a new head football coach.
On Monday evening, new head coach Sonny Dykes arrived to Amon G. Carter Stadium in style as he was flown in via helicopter on the fifty-yard line.
When Dykes stepped out of the purple chopper, fans awaited him in the stands as well as the TCU band and Athletic Director Jeremiah Donati. After talking to the crowd, Sonny made his way towards the south end zone to hit the Frog Horn as fireworks went off.
If that wasn’t a grand entrance than I am not sure what is but the fireworks in the stadium weren’t the only ones going off on Monday night. In this day and age recruiting is a nonstop job and while Sonny was making his flashy entrance to Fort Worth, he was also getting commitments from two big time prospects on the same day he was introduced as head coach.
Two Four-Star Snags
The recruiting buzz first started when 2023 4-star wide receiver Cordale Russell out of Mesquite, Texas pledged his commitment to TCU. It was a big get for TCU as Russell is not only one of the best wide receivers in the state of Texas but in the entire country. Cordale is a top 300 player for the 2023 class according to 247 Sports.
But the fun night didn’t end their as another 4-star player announced his commitment to TCU. This time it was from Jordan Hudson a highly touted wide receiver out of Garland, Texas. Jordan is ranked as a top 25 player in the state of Texas for the 2022 class and is a top 200 player nationally.
Sonny Dykes has barely stepped on campus and is already making splashes in the recruiting world. For years, TCU has been the third best team in the Big 12 when it comes to bringing in talent. With Texas and Oklahoma leaving to the SEC sooner rather than later maybe Sonny Dykes can make TCU the place to go to in the new look Big 12. I know it is still incredibly early but so far, I have been impressed with what Sonny has been able to do. This program is what I would call a sleeping giant and if Sonny can get TCU back on track, the rest of the Big 12 better watch out.