TCU making Big 12 recruiting voice heard

Players don't decommit from Texas very often, at least until the past couple recruiting seasons.

Even rarer? Players who decommit from Texas and sign with TCU. It's a brand-new world on the recruiting trail for TCU, which went 7-6 in its first Big 12 season, and the Frogs' latest signee is a sign of that new world.

Running back Kyle Hicks, the nation's No. 18 running back and No. 220 overall prospect, committed to Texas a year ago, but decommitted in December and flipped to TCU. The Frogs officially received his letter of intent this morning, and the 5-foot-10, 190-pounder from Arlington, Texas, isn't headed far for his college career. He's heading down the road to Fort Worth to try and write his legacy as part of a strong backfield headlined by Waymon James and blue-chip recruit Aaron Green, who transferred from Nebraska and sat out the 2012 season.

Big stuff from TCU, and the number of those ESPN 300 players to sign with the Frogs in the years to come will have a big influence on how TCU's transition to the Big 12 ultimately plays out.