While TCU used the bye week to not only get healthy and continue to coach up a younger core group of players, the Frog coaches also hit the road recruiting as the December push nears.
Head coach Gary Patterson was on the road even himself Friday night, watching a recruit in action. Then his attention was shifted back to Oklahoma State.
“We did it so we could get back and take notes,” said Patterson. “We were really able to sit down and talk as a staff, as we finish out recruiting going into December.”
TCU currently has nine commitments in the fold, with room to push the class to 14 or 15 guys before National Signing Day.
With possibly six spots still in the mix, expect a busy couple of months on the recruiting trail for the Frogs.
It will be even busier for the coaching staff.
“When you get pushed towards playing the first Saturday in December, it really only gives you one week of recruiting,” said Patterson. “If you don’t play the last week, you really get two weeks of recruiting, an advantage. Your coaches can be out doing things. It is really a problem being a team…..(playing the last weekend). “
TCU is slated to play Kansas State at home the same weekend most conferences will be playing their conference championships. While no time on the road is rough, getting a game day environment for official visitors is an added bonus.
With the total number of commitments being low in the 2017 class, TCU currently finds themselves on the outside of the Top 25. But, when breaking down recruits by their average star rating, TCU sports the No. 16 class in the country.