A top 20 team for the next three seasons? Definitely not out of the realm of possibility.
19. TCU — This is the Gary Patterson effect. He has a 167-63 career record with the Horned Frogs. They have played in five straight bowl games, winning four of them. Even in a “down year” at 7-6 in 2018, TCU ranked first in the Big Ten in total defense and finished the year on a three-game winning streak.
The Frogs get some much-needed outfield help from a local, who starred at Paschal before heading the juco route.
Shope led the Saints last season in four categories: batting average (.356), runs scored (46), hits (63) and stolen bases (12).
The Fort Worth native gets to play in his hometown and the Big 12 with the Horned Frogs, who finished 11-13 in conference play and 34-28 overall.
Jamie Dixon continues to work the recruiting trail hard this off-seasons.
Not only do all reputable recruiting service outlets have Manny Obaseki pegged as a four-star caliber player, but most tend to agree he’s one of the 35 (or so) best players in the entire 2021 recruiting class.
The TCU Horned Frogs, Arkansas Razorbacks and Illinois Fighting Illini join programs such as the Texas Longhorns, as well as a host of others, that are after the young man’s services.