There's no doubt that TCU's continued success is having an impact on the recruiting trail.
According to 247Sports’ Composite rankings, Gary Patterson and his staff are in line to sign a top-three recruiting class in the Big 12. This comes a year after the Horned Frogs were unable to claim a single ESPN 300 recruit and secured only one four-star prospect as rated by 247Sports’ Composite rankings.
Another interesting breakdown of the current recruiting class.
TCU is quietly putting together one of the best recruiting classes in the country. It isn’t filled with five-star talents or hot-shot camp prospects, but none of Gary Patterson’s recruiting classes shape up that way and TCU seems to do just fine. This year’s makeup is very familiar. The Horned Frogs have 19 commitments and five are four-star commits.
The Frogs are facing an uphill battle against the 16-1 Longhorns, but Zhana Medley will probably pass a major milestone.
TCU guard Zahna Medley needs three points to pass Frogs assistant coach and former Longhorn Edwina Brown into 32nd on the Big 12’s career scoring list. Medley scored eight points Saturday to surpass 1,700.
The Frogs are looking for their third-consecutive home win over Texas.
Last season, the Frogs beat No. 13 Texas by a score of 64-59 in Fort Worth for their second win of the year over a ranked opponent. Senior Chelsea Prince flirted with a triple-double performance, posting 12 points, nine rebounds and matching a career high with seven steals in the game. Veja Hamilton had a team-best 16 points while Zahna Medley had nine of her 11 points in the second half.
The Yankees manager met with the baseball team and took in a TCU basketball game, but that's not the main reason why he was in Fort Worth.
So why was Girardi at TCU? He and his daughter, Serena, were apparently taking a gander at TCU. As it turned out, parenting -- and not baseball -- brought Girardi to Fort Worth.