TCU traveled shortest average distance in Big 12 for 2018 recruits

TCU didn’t have to go far at all to pull in most of its 2018 recruiting class.

Reddit user /u/sendherhome22 calculated the distance from each recruit’s high school or junior college to the school they signed with to play college football. TCU had the shortest average distance to its recruits of any Big 12 school at 280.2 miles.

Team Avg Least Most Points
Kansas 782.6 84 1470 175.94
Iowa St 731.8 30 1551 185.19
Kansas St 495.5 75 1329 170.06
West Virginia 469.3 16 1719 208.32
Oklahoma 412.2 8 1202 275.97
Texas 345.5* 14 8886 300.06
Texas Tech 329.6 148 499 166.12
Oklahoma St 294.4 50 1190 209.93
Baylor 283.1 52 1432 215.67
TCU 280.2 18 1644 222.1

* – Does not include Australian punter Ryan Bujcevski

The Frogs clearly took advantage of their location in the talent-rich Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Five of their 22 signees came from the DFW area, including 4-star safety Atanza Vongor. They were also able to land talented in-state recruits from the Houston, San Antonio and Austin areas.

Even when TCU left the state to recruit, it usually didn’t have to go very far. The Frogs signed four players out of Louisiana, including the program’s highest-rated recruit ever, quarterback Justin Rogers. The farthest TCU went for a signee this year was the 1,644 miles to Sumner, Wash., for linebacker Ben Wilson.

TCU coach Gary Patterson has repeatedly spoken of keeping DFW talent close to home, and TCU’s move to the Big 12 has helped the Frogs do that more over the past few years. The Frogs are closer to fertile recruiting territory than any other team in the conference, and that may be part of why they’re recruiting better than most of the league.

The Frogs signed the No. 25 class in the country and the No. 3 class in the Big 12 for 2018, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

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