Houston Lineman Frank Fillip Set to Visit Baylor, Plans to Check Out Boulder

Since receiving a scholarship offer from Baylor a month ago, Frank Fillip has continued to add college options. Colorado joined the picture mid-way through last week...

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Frank Fillip is hoping to make a commitment in either "late June or early July," which begs the question - which colleges does the 6-foot-6, 275-pound offensive tackle prospect plan to check out before making the call?

"I am going to Baylor this week and then I want to go to Colorado," he said.

Fillip has been to Waco before, but this will be his first chance to get an in-depth look at the Bears.

"I have only ever been to a Baylor football game so I haven't really been on the campus or gotten to know the coaches. I am looking forward to doing that on this visit," he said. "I just want to see what they are all about."

Fillip admits he is still learning about the Buffaloes as well.

"Colorado's coaches have basically just said, 'Give us a chance. We have other offers out there but we want you to come check us out,'" he said. "I didn't know much about them before they offered last week, to be honest. I knew they play in the Pac-12 but that was about it."

In addition to Colorado and Baylor, Fillip has received an offer from Central Arkansas, Harvard, Houston, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Oregon State, Rice, Texas State, Tulane, Tulsa and Yale. Are there any other schools recruiting him?

"Duke wanted me to come to one of their camps and they made it pretty clear if I came out, they would offer. But I wasn't really interested so I am not going to take them up on that," he admitted. "I heard the same thing from TCU, but I don't know about that, either."

Fillip plans to study Electrical Engineering in college so when he says academics will play a big role in his decision, it is not just lip service.

"I was always set on a high academics. That was pretty much my main goal in picking a college," he said. "And then when Colorado came along, I thought, 'Well, I think being in a great location matters a lot, too.' Boulder, Colorado, looks really nice. I have seen pictures of it. That is why I want to go check it out to go see the location. And of course, it is in a power five conference, as well, which is always a bonus."

A second-team all-district selection as a junior in 2016, Fillip considers his footwork and his long reach to be his best attributes between the lines.


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