Late push has TCU No. 24 in ESPN rankings

February, 1, 2012
TCU signed 23 players on Wednesday and, according to the rankings, are sitting at No. 24 in the country.

Two late commitments made helped that ranking as safety Jordan Moore, the No. 15 safety in the rankings, chose TCU over Auburn on Tuesday night. Then early Wednesday morning, Terrell Lathan, a defensive end from Louisiana, chose TCU over Louisiana Tech in a surprise announcement.

TCU had five four-star ESPN signees and defensive end Devonte Fields from Arlington Martin was No. 73 in the ESPNU 150.

Here's the full list of TCU's recruits:

LaDarius Anthony, TB, 6-0, 192 (Kilgore, Texas)
Austin Aune, QB, 6-2, 185 (Argyle, Texas)
Gerren Ballard, TE, 6-6, 250 (Whitewright, Texas)
Josh Carraway, DE, 6-3, 225 (Flower Mound, Texas)
B.J. Catalon, TB, 5-8, 190 (Houston, Texas)
Chad Childs, OT, 6-5, 280 (La Grange, Texas)
Aviante Collins, OT, 6-6, 310 (Houston, Texas)
Devonte Fields, DE, 6-4, 240 (Arlington, Texas)
Keivon Gamble, CB, 5-10, 190 (Dallas, Texas)
Griffin Gilbert, TE, 6-5, 215 (Austin, Texas)
Deante’ Gray, WR, 5-10, 180 (Houston, Texas)
A.J. Hilliard, LB, 6-2, 215 (Klein, Texas)
Joey Hunt, DT, 6-3, 285 (El Campo, Texas)
Zach Jackson, S, 6-0, 185 (Snellville, Ga.)
Derrick Kindred, ATH, 5-10, 180 (San Antonio, Texas)
Terrell Lathan, DE, 6-5, 260 (West Monroe, La.)
Kolby Listenbee, ATH, 6-0, 170 (Arlington, Texas)
Tyler Matthews, QB, 6-3, 205 (McPherson, Kansas)
James McFarland, LB, 6-3, 240 (West Monroe, La.)
Jordan Moore, S, 6-3, 210 (Lithonia, Ga.)
Jaden Oberkrom, PK, 6-3, 170 (Arlington, Texas)
Ethan Perry, P, 6-4, 220 (Spring Branch, Texas)
Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OT, 6-6, 265 (Haltom, Texas)
Richard Durrett joined in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.



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