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TCU Lands Former Five-Star RB Trey Sanders from Alabama

The TCU Horned Frogs are fresh off a massive victory in the Fiesta Bowl over Michigan and are headed to Los Angeles to take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday.

However, the Frogs aren’t just winning on the playing field right now, as they continue to surge on the recruiting trail and in the transfer portal.


In the past few weeks, there has been a rush of SEC talent coming into Fort Worth, and on Thursday that trend continued, with potentially the Frogs’ biggest transfer yet.

Alabama running back and former five-star prospect Trey Sanders announced on Twitter that he will transfer to play for the Horned Frogs in 2023.

Rated as the No. 1 running back and No. 10 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class according to On3, Sanders has all the tools to be a ball carrier at the next level. During his time at Alabama, Sanders dealt with some injuries that kept him off the field as he appeared in nine games in 2022, rushing for 80 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries.

In his best season (2021), Sanders totaled 314 yards and two touchdowns on 72 carries, with his total output at Alabama being 116 carries for 528 yards (4.6 ypc) and three touchdowns.

However, given the right situation, Sanders can be a game-breaker, with his comparison out of high school being Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard.

With TCU losing its top two running backs after the season, and Sanders looking for a change of scenery, this appears to be a massive win for both parties and one that hopefully sees the Horned Frogs continue to have success offensively.

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