Monday, March 26, 2012

Daily Discussion: Worried about recruiting?



If someone asks you to cover a song from the '60s for the soundtrack of the X-Files movie, you should probably realize it's not going to turn out well

If you're not a paid subscriber to one of the TCU recruiting websites, you're actually not missing out on much right now. Despite a third consecutive conference championship, a sparkling new stadium being built and an imminent move to the Big 12, the Frogs do not have a whole lot of recruiting steam going currently.

Arlington High's Sammy Douglas is the only player currently committed to TCU, making him (for now) the entirety of the Frogs' 2013 recruiting class. There was a time when TCU fans would be thrilled to have a player with the explosive athleticism and pure ball-hawking instincts as Douglas committed this early in the game, but times (and expectations) have changed in Fort Worth.

While GP and his staff are temporarily stuck on 1, the other programs around the state have made a bit more progress on their 2013 classes. Texas and A&M both have 13 players committed, Tech has 5, Baylor 4 and even SMU has 2. At this time last year, TCU already had 4 players committed to being part of the 2012 class.

So, Spit Blood readers, how worried are you about this situation? Are you amongst those who think that the sky is falling and that this is a reason to be legitimately worried about the future of TCU football, or are you patient and confident that Coach Patterson and his staff are superior talent evaluators and will sign another outstanding class next February?

7 comments:

SBP10 said...
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SBP10 said...

To be honest I'm a little worried about the situation. There is no reason why we should have less commitments than Waco U and Tech. It's not like GP is just looking for talent, because we have given out a sh*t ton of offers. We need to figure out a way of hooking these kids in. I wonder how big were the wire transfers to the SMU commit's families...

Cro-magnon Frog said...

I'm slightly worried. I think we will still end up with a great class, but I think this whole drug bust news put a damper on our recruiting efforts. I think some of the kids we have already offered will end up committing, but I think they are taking some time to see how the whole situation plays out. In GP I trust and he'll get players that he wants and will be able to keep putting out a great product on the field, but it is definitely slow going right now and I wish we weren't being held back.

Tyler Springer said...

Man, I miss you guys. Can't wait for football season to start.

Boyce of Summer said...

Not near as worried as I am about the recent outbreak of pubic lice at the office.

SuperSweet HornedFrog said...

Purplemenace said April is going to be a big month for commitments....They also said that about March to....

Cowtown Food Junkie said...

I'd be more worried if verbal commitments really meant anything. We had several great recruits switch both away from us and to us last year. I'd rather get a commitment from a kid in the fall when he's a senior and has gone through the recruiting process. Seems that the later a kid commits the more likely he'll stick.