By Jamie Plunkett
Frogs Today staff writer
TCU added significant speed to its running back room on Saturday with the commitment of Florida State transfer Corey Wren. Wren, a redshirt sophomore, announced his intent to transfer March 29, and it didn’t take him long to find a new home.
The Frogs were a major player in Wren’s recruitment out of high school before the New Orleans native signed with the Seminoles. Mostly a special-teams contributor at Florida State, Wren should step in and provide immediate depth and competition at running back.
TCU lost former five-star running back Zach Evans to transfer this offseason, and recently Daimarqua Foster underwent ankle surgery. That left Kendre Miller, Louisiana transfer Emani Bailey, Emari Demercado, and former quarterback Trent Battle at the position.
Wren provides the Frogs with a burst of speed that the rest of the running backs don’t possess. A record-setting track star in high school, Wren was rated as the No. 21 athlete in the 2020 class. His personal best in the 100-meter was a blazing 10.41 seconds.
The addition of Wren also boosts TCU in the return game. Derius Davis shoulders most of that load currently. A return duo of Wren and Davis would certainly cause problems for opposing teams.
Gabe Brooks, an analyst for 24/7 Sports, wrote the following about Wren when was coming out of high school:
“Serious home run-hitting long speed. Doesn’t need to gear down much at all when changing direction. Could move around formations to diversify personnel packaging. Elite return game option.”