A consensus three-star prospect given a ranking of 93 by 247Sports, Awolope has been committed to TCU since the middle of December. The 6'5, 260-pounder saw his stock take off during the spring, but pledged to Rice in June before deciding to flip to TCU on December 15 after taking an official visit on December 12.
If Mack chooses TCU, he’ll be joining a fairly stocked defensive line. Junior defensive tackles Davion Pierson and Terrell Lathan combined for 18 tackles for loss in the 2014 season. As a team, TCU was ranked No. 2 in the country with 112 tackles for loss in total.
Following its first Big 12 title, TCU is looking to turn its on-field victories to increased success on the recruiting trail. With a heavy dose of D-FW talent, as well as a few special talents mixed in, the new batch of Horned Frogs is poised for a successful stay in Fort Worth.
After the program reached new heights by taking home a major conference title and bowl victory in 2014, the Horned Frogs are a hot commodity, and they have a shot at pulling in one of the state’s top recruits because of it.
Johnson estimates "24 or 25" Pac-12 players from the 2007-08 season are now in the NBA. Six of the league's 10 teams qualified for the NCAA Tournament. His Stanford Cardinal were one of them, going 28-8 and 13-5 in league play with a pair of twin NBA centers: Brook and Robin Lopez.
The TCU women's basketball team returns to Big 12 action with a road contest against Iowa State at 7 p.m., on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum.