Women’s basketball is easy to recruit to Baylor as we average over 8,500 fans a game which is rare for chick ball and have a coach who is a legend (won our first national title with no name players for the most part). Football doesn’t beat out UT/OU/A&M for recruits but maybe twice a year. Men’s basketball is the exception and all the players that I know just talked about the personality of Scott Drew and how relentless of a recruiter he was compared to other coaches (maybe they were hiding stuff, but I never saw them with any money and they all drove crap cars). Our fanbase gets on to him all the time for spending more time recruiting than game prep, but 2 Elite 8’s in the past 3 years will shut us up. Also we now have really good facilities in every sport that we didn’t have 5-10 years ago.
I can definitely understand fans looking at Baylor’s history and wondering though.