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Why TCU is poised to continue its elite recruiting

Gary Patterson's track record has more and more elite recruits looking at TCU. Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports

This past signing day, Gary Patterson told reporters this was his best class he’s ever signed in Fort Worth, and he was right. The 2016 class was a breakthrough group for the Horned Frogs, as TCU finished in the top 25 for the first time ever under Patterson. After years of steady progress that saw TCU climb from No. 49 in 2013 to 23rd in 2016, things are in place again for the Horned Frogs to sign another elite class. Here are five reasons why you can expect even more recruiting success from TCU with its 2017 class.