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.