Billings adds latest offer from TCU

Waco, Texas offensive lineman/defensive tackle Andrew Billings expected a casual trip to TCU last weekend when he was invited to watch a Frogs practice and attend their junior day.

Waco, Texas offensive lineman/defensive tackle Andrew Billings expected a casual trip to TCU last weekend when he was invited to watch a Frogs practice and attend their junior day.

What he didn't expect was to leave on Saturday afternoon with an offer to play for the Horned Frogs. The 6-foot-1, 301-pounder now has three offers on the table; UTSA and North Texas in addition to TCU.

Billings, a two-way player for the Lions, was named first team All-District, All Super Cen-Tex and was named honorable mention All-State on offense and defense by the AP and TSWA in 2011.

Once he arrived on TCU's campus Billings watched the Frogs' second practice of the spring. Up next, he took part in the Frogs' junior day.

"The practice was intense, I liked the practice," he said. "At the junior day they gave us a lot of information and gave the parents a lot of information on the educational part and I went to the coach's room and he talked about defense."

Billings continued to discuss what stood out about the visit.

"I like the campus, they have three cafeterias and their dorm rooms are set up like apartments, it's a lot of new stuff," Billings said. "The stadium looks like it's going to be big and they said they're getting one of the largest whirlpools (for the training room.)"

Billings knew that TCU had an interest, but he didn't feel the Frogs' were going to extend an offer this early in the process. Which is why he was caught by surprise when TCU head coach Gary Patterson extended the offer for him to play defensive tackle.

"It was crazy, I didn't know he was going to offer me," Billings said. "I didn't know they were looking at me like that. When he offered me I was amazed, he was telling me if I wanted to commit that he'd be really happy," Billings said.

With three offers and interest from others such as Texas Tech and SMU, Billings says he has an interest in every school but also says TCU stands out above the rest since they're still fresh on his mind.

"I like them all, but right now I'm favoring TCU right now because it was my last visit," Billings said. "I know they have a good football team and good defense."

When it comes decision time, Billings doesn't have an exact timeframe but he also doesn't expect to take a long time determining where he wants to spend his college years.

"I haven't really thought about it, but I'm not going to take a long time," Billings said. "I'll probably know more after these junior days."

What is he looking for in a college?

"Education, the life around campus and I'm not too worried about location," Billings finished.


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