Winning opens doors for TCU recruiters

Frogs able to woo, land bigger names now that they're an established national power

Updated: February 1, 2011, 12:41 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

TCU football coach Gary Patterson remembers walking into Texas high schools five or even 10 years ago and knowing that there were certain players the Horned Frogs didn't have a realistic chance to get. And the high school coaches of those kids knew it, so they didn't even bother to show film of some of those players to Patterson and his staff.

"We didn't even have a chance to recruit that kind of kid, and now we do," Patterson said. "We have a chance at any kid in their program. That's the ...

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