Mac Engel: What happened to make TCU coach Gary Patterson not recruit Patrick Mahomes?

FORT WORTH, Texas — The man responsible for recruiting Patrick Mahomes to Texas Tech first scouted him when he was an assistant at TCU. Back in 2012, Trey Haverty was impressed with Mahomes, then a junior quarterback at Whitehouse (Texas) High, and thought he was a fit for TCU. But there was a problem. Famously, Mahomes was quite the pitcher, and TCU had just been burned by baseball players. “We liked him but we had just taken Austin Aune, and he pulled out and played baseball,” said Haverty, who is now the safeties coach at SMU. “(TCU coach) Gary Patterson was scared that Mahomes would go pla…

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