OU and OSU both heavily recruit the Dallas-Fort Worth area — 30 players on the Sooners' roster and 32 players on the Cowboys' roster are from the metroplex.
Moving to the Big 12 gives TCU an additional selling point for high school players from the area — you can stay at home and play in the Big 12 — but there will still be plenty of recruits to go around.
So far, only one DFW prospect, Trinity's Brian Nance, has been offered by both OU and TCU.
OU president David Boren said Thursday the move to add TCU would help Oklahoma in recruiting and beyond.
“It's a very popular choice with Oklahoma,” Boren said, “because obviously we like exposure in Texas and we lost A&M, so we like having another Texas school there for the exposure. We're very happy with that.”
The Horned Frogs joining the conference also opens up Oklahoma to the school. Three former Oklahoma high school players — Devin Johnson (Moore), Davion Pierson (Millwood) and Jamelle Naff (Del City) — are currently on TCU's roster.