TCU recruits sign letters of intent


    Recruits from the class of 2013 signed their National Letter of Intent to play for TCU Wednesday. Men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and volleyball announced additions to their rosters. Wednesday started the early signing period which will continue for the next week. Here is a quick look at the most recent additions to the teams.

    Men’s basketball

    The men’s basketball program brought in one of its best recruiting classes in program history ranking as high as No. 23 nationally. ranked Center Karviar Shepherd the No. 3 center in the class of 2013.

    Brandon Parrish: 6’ 6”, forward, Texas, Seguin High School

    Karviar Shepherd: 6’ 10”, center, Dallas, Prime Prep Academy

    Michael Williams: 6’ 2”, guard, San Antonio, Ronald Reagan High School

    Women’s basketball

    The women’s basketball team signed two four-star recruits, including two players ranked in the top 100 nationally by ESPNU. All five signees are from Texas.

    A.J. Alix: 5’ 6”, point guard, Bellaire, Bellaire High School

    Jada Butts: 5’ 8”, guard/Forward, Lewsiville, Lewisville High School

    Klara Bradshaw: 6’ 6”, center, Emory, Rains High School

    Janay Keys: 6’ 1”, forward, Arlington, Lamar High School

    Carol Willie: 6’ 2”, center, Houston, Cypress High School


    The TCU baseball team signed 14 athletes, including seven pitchers and two junior college transfers.

    Tyler Alexander: 6’ 2”, left handed pitcher, Southlake, Southlake Carroll High School

    Brandon Gilson: 6’ 4”, left handed pitcher, Proser, Prosper High School

    Robby Medel: 6’ 4”, right handed pitcher, Grand Prairie, Bowie High School

    Brian Howard: 6’ 9”, right handed pitcher, St. Louis, Mo, St. Louis High University

    Alex Mata: 5’ 10”, right handed pitcher, Midland, Midland High School

    Eric Garza: 5’11”, shortstop, San Antonio, Ronald Regan High School

    Connor Beck: 6’ 2”, outfielder, Midland, Midland High School

    Will Foreman: 5’ 10”, outfielder, Houston, Lamar High School

    Walker Pennington: 6’ 1”, outfielder, Houston, Memorial High School

    Will Fox: 6’ 0”, infielder, Montgomery, Montgomery High School

    Billy McKinney: 6’ 1”, outfielder/first base, Plano, Plano West Senior High

    Ryan Burnett: 6’2”, left handed pitcher, The Woodlands, Woodlands High School

    Jordan Kipper: 6’ 4”, right handed pitcher, Pheonix, Ariz., Mount Pointe High School (transfer from Central Arizona Community College)

    Garrett Crain: 6’ 0”, infielder, Mustang, Okla., Edmond Santa Fe High School (transfer from Rose State (Oklahoma) College)


    Volleyball signed four women during the early signing period. They brought in talent from Missouri and Texas.

    Natalie Gower: 6’ 4”, middle blocker, St. Louis, Mo, St. Joseph’s Academy

    Regan McGuire: 6’ 2”: middle blocker, Flower Mound, Edward S. Marcus High School

    Shane Peters: 5’ 5”, defensive specialist/libero, Plano, Plano West Senior High School

    Ashley Smith: 6’ 1”, outside hitter, League City, Clear Creek High School