Seniors valuable to program

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    Let me be one of the many people to congratulate this year’s senior class of football players.

    All 22 of you helped make this program a powerhouse and is now a team that has become synonymous with success.

    Recording a 40-10 record over the last four years is something not many schools can say, and three 10-win seasons is another great accomplishment.

    For all of you who are gifted enough to contribute on the field, Frog fans have been treated to some of the best football in the country over the last four seasons.

    But it isn’t just the on-field product we have seen a vast improvement in over the last four years. We have seen an indoor football practice facility, new suites and plans are being made to improve the rest of the stadium.

    All of these improvements could have been put into motion before these players got here, but this class has proven that these improvements are worth it.

    These seniors have helped change the face of the campus – resurrecting a program that had been stagnant since the days of the old Southwest Conference and impacting the product TCU will put on the field for years to come.

    This season’s success has a lot to do with the recruiting process. Let’s face it – nobody wants to play for a loser.

    But this program is anything but a losing one, and now four-star recruits are lining up to play here. According to recruiting Web site Rivals.com, TCU will have four 4-star recruits enrolling next fall. That same Web site has the Horned Frogs ranked No. 38 in this season’s recruiting class.

    Last season, TCU had zero four star recruits and the No. 96 recruiting class, according to the site.

    But this season isn’t done yet. These seniors have a chance to win 41 games, putting them one ahead of the 1935 class, which also won 40 games, including a national title.

    These seniors’ last game in purple and white will probably be played in either San Diego, in the San Diego County Credit Union Ponsettia Bowl, or Las Vegas in the Las Vegas Bowl. While the opponent for the bowl game isn’t determined yet, one can be sure this senior class will be out to win, set a school record and cement its legacy as one of the best in school history.

    Billy Wessels is a senior news-editorial journalism major from Waxahachie.