Fee Talks In-Depth of Decision

Jordan Fee, linebacker from Hutchinson, Kansas, has decided to play for the Kansas Jayhawks as a preferred walk-on. Fee talked about the process leading up to the decision.

"I am going to KU as an invited walk-on," said Jordan Fee. "I always wanted to play at KU. The Juco and smaller school route was there, but I didn't want to do that. Some people don't like to be preferred walk-ons, but it doesn't bother me."

"I have always wanted to be a part of the KU program. I thought it was a great opportunity for me. When coach [Clint] Bowen gave me the opportunity I was real excited and happy to take it."

"Coach Bowen sent me a letter a few weeks before Christmas. He said they wanted to extend an offer to me as a preferred walk-on. He told me they extended it to about 10 guys. Ever since then I have been thinking about it and thought that was what I wanted to do."

"I actually decided for sure last night. I wanted to go ahead and do it so I can get my work-outs for the spring."

"My dad and I went up to Lawrence last week. We met with coach Bowen and the linebackers coach, Steve Tovar. They layed out the whole plan for me and what I would be doing."

"I haven't talked to the coaches since I finalized my decision. I told them before it was something I really wanted to do. They said they have a lot of guys who were preferred walk-ons who made an impact on their team. They told me what my job would be like."

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound defender has played outside linebacker throughout high school, but may move to another position on the next level.

"I talked to the coaches. They project me to play safety, but I might play outside linebacker," Fee said. "I have always played outside linebacker."

"My coach thinks I will redshirt. I know I am going to work hard and enjoy being a part of the program. I think redshirting is a possibility, and I am going to do whatever the coaches want me to do."

Fee recorded 94 tackles, five tackles for loss, one interception and three sacks during his senior season. He was named Team Captain, All-Conference three consecutive seasons, All-State two consecutive seasons and Wichita Eagle Top 22.

"I am not one of the biggest guys out there," Fee said. "I am under 6-foot, and I played at 195-pounds. I am tough, and I get to the ball. I try to have great instincts. I find the ball wherever it is."

"I would like to improve my speed. When you get up there the speed of the game is totally different. I want to get faster and stronger as well. That's what it's going to take when I get up there."

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