TCU’s move to the Big 12 Conference next season will indeed have a positive impact on the Frogs’ recruiting class, but if last year’s rankings are any indication, TCU is already in the top tier of Big 12 schools in that department.
According to Rivals.com, TCU’s average signee from its 2011 recruiting class earned 3.08 stars out of a possible five.
So, where does this number fit in amongst other Big 12 schools?
Near the top, actually.
Only The University of Texas (3.77), The University of Oklahoma (3.65) and Texas Tech University (3.15) had higher averages from their 2011 recruiting class. The Big 12 school most comparable to TCU was The University of Missouri (3.06), which had the fourth highest average in the conference.
The rest of the Big 12 schools, including Baylor University (2.95), Oklahoma State University (2.96) and Texas A&M University (2.95), all had averages below three stars.
Granted, the scores, issued out each year by Rivals, are objective and are more projections rather than actual evaluations of talent. But nonetheless, from a talent standpoint, TCU will be among the top of the class in the Big 12 when the school joins the conference in July of next year.
Texas Tech: 3.15
Oklahoma State: 2.96
Texas A&M: 2.95
Kansas State: 2.68
Iowa State: 2.65