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Monday, February 25, 2013
TCU lands its quarterback for 2014

By Max Olson

TCU picked up a new commitment Monday from a quarterback who’d always hoped to be a Horned Frog.

Decatur (Texas) quarterback Grayson Muehlstein verbally committed to TCU after attending the program’s junior day this weekend and receiving an offer from coach Gary Patterson on Sunday night.

“The junior day this weekend solidified it,” father Aaron Muehlstein said. “On Sunday night they extended the offer, and that’s all it took. He committed right there on the spot.”

Muehlstein had taken unofficial visits to LSU, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Baylor and Oklahoma, but no school had offered until Sunday. He liked all those schools, but throughout the process the Horned Frogs held a steady lead.

“I think, deep down, he knew,” Aaron Muehlstein said. “He’d gone to a bunch of schools and introduced to a bunch of coaching staffs. He had a list of his top four or five schools, and TCU was always right there at the top.”

The 6-foot-3, 187-pound quarterback took several unofficial visits to TCU in 2012. The school is only 45 minutes from Decatur, and those many visits made a quick commitment easy. He’s the fourth verbal pledge for the Frogs’ 2014 class.

Muehlstein was a dual-threat talent for Decatur in 2012, throwing for 1,444 yards and 17 touchdowns and rushing for 721 yards and six more scores as a junior.

Despite landing Muehlstein, TCU will continue to recruit a second quarterback for its class. Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints quarterback Foster Sawyer also received an offer Monday and said he expects the Frogs to keep recruiting him.

That’s no issue for Muehlstein, nor his father. They’ve gotten to know Sawyer and his family well from their time at various camps.

“TCU did mention to Grayson they were going to offer Foster as well,” Aaron Muehlstein said. “I think their style of play is different with Grayson’s ability to run. Grayson is completely comfortable with that and he understands it doesn’t matter where you’re at. Every day is a competitive day and the best one wins.”