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getting in/playing football at TCU, Rice, or Univ of Houston

cgpm59cgpm59 Registered User Posts: 560 Member
edited October 2009 in Athletic Recruits
My first post . . . but I've been reading these forums for a few days now. My son is a junior (class of 2011); he is at least in top 25% of his class (probably closer to top 15-20%); has a 4.6 weighted GPA; "lettered" in academics last year; is a starter on the varsity football team as a junior; and will be (pending any surprises) starting goalkeeper on the varsity soccer team. He is not a brainiac but is a good student, respectful of his teachers and coaches, and is an all-around good kid.

We are starting the college search process and he wants to continue sports in college. We are not interested (at this time) in leaving the state of Texas. Men's soccer in Texas is limited to D-2 and D-3 schools, with the exception of SMU and Houston Baptist. I'm not sure he is interested in either of those schools for various reasons.

In thinking about football, does anyone have experience with TCU, Rice or U of H? I'd like to hear about athletes' admission requirements (GPA, etc.) and -- if anybody on here has any experience with this -- even how the athletes' classes are scheduled during football season, or anything else that might be helpful. I think he would have no problem getting into TCU or U of H, Rice would be more difficult, and I don't know if he could make it on those football teams either. If anyone has any insight for me, I'd appreciate it.

The Mom
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Replies to: getting in/playing football at TCU, Rice, or Univ of Houston

  • EMM1EMM1 Registered User Posts: 2,583 Senior Member
    I'm not a football expert and have never seen your son play. However, if your son has not received recruiting interest at at least a high DIII level, I would suspect that the likelihood of his playing at TCU, Houston or Rice--even as a walk-on--are pretty slim. I would call the coaches at those schools and try to find out the deal on walk-ons.
  • cgpm59cgpm59 Registered User Posts: 560 Member
    Yes, I know about the football recruiting side of things; I can recite the book on that part of it. What I'm looking for is someone who has played football for one of these schools to give me some insight into their GPAs, SAT scores, whatever and however they were accepted.
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