TCU head coach Gary Patterson was giddy about picking up TCU’s 10th commit of the 2014 class.
A week ago, Dallas Skyline offensive lineman Ty Barrett told Patterson he had made his choice to be a Horned Frog next season in Patterson's office. The head coach reacted by jumping out of his desk chair, practically landing right in the recruits lap, Barrett said.
"He was so happy to have me commit that he literally jumped into my arms," Barrett said.
The 6-foot-4, 309-pound linemen, who announced his choice known Saturday evening, said he can play both guard and tackle, making him an easy fit into any hole TCU might have in the future. He decided on TCU around two weeks ago when he thought about how convienent TCU would be for his family to come to games. He chose TCU over Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Ole Miss.
He also said he hopes to get a degree in broadcasting or communications and liked the degree’s the school offered in that field.
Barrett is a four-star recruit according to Scout.com and earned three-stars from Rivals.com.
"I think this is one of the best things I've done in my life," Barrett said. "After talking with my parents and coaches, they gave me the green light to go through with this and pick TCU."
TCU also picked up four-star linebacker Jimmie Swain from Olathe North, Kansas on Friday night.
-- Travis L. Brown