TCU football: 3 second-year players who’ll become stars in 2023

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Who would have thought TCU football would have gone from 5-7 to playing for a national title in just one year? To make things even crazier, the Horned Frogs went from one of the most successful coaches in program history (Gary Patterson) to Sonny Dykes. There were a ton of changes, and yet the Horned Frogs excelled.

The Horned Frogs are going to be back contending for a Big 12 title next season even without Max Duggan. And that’s because Dykes landed a solid 2022 recruiting class as well as 2023.

Here are three second-year players who could become stars in 2023 and lead TCU back to the big stage.

Michael Ibukin-Okeyode

Year one for Michael Ibukin-Okeyode wasn’t all that productive, but the former four-star edge rusher from Rowlett, Texas, is going to see an increased role this upcoming season.

Terrell Cooper is moving on and so is Dylan Horton which means that Ibukin-Okeyode is going to see his role increase massively.

Ibukin-Okeyode finished his first season with TCU with just one tackle in a handful of games and he heads into year two as one of the most talented defensive ends on the team and he could be in line to steal a starting job from a veteran.

Sonny Dykes should have no problem replacing Horton or Cooper.

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