TCU Impresses JUCO OL

Tyler Junior College offensive lineman Frank Kee visited TCU on Monday and picked up an offer.

A familiar name visited TCU's campus on Monday; former Mansfield (TX) Timberview and current Tyler Junior College offensive lineman Frank Kee.

Kee, now up to 6-foot-4, 345-pounds, has seen his recruitment take off since he arrived in Tyler. For TCU, the Frogs were one of the few teams to show him strong interest while he was at Timberview and the big lineman took several visits to the Ft. Worth campus while still in high school.

A lot has changed since his last time to visit.

"They've been recruiting me since I was a senior in high school and I went back today (Monday) and it felt good to see the coaches and players again," Kee said. "They've upgraded a lot since my senior year. The visit went real good."

With offers already on the table from Big 12 programs such as Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Baylor and Texas Tech, Kee was officially offered by TCU during a conversation with Frogs' head coach Gary Patterson.

"I sat down and talked one-on-one with him and he offered me," he said of his talk with Patterson. "He was telling me they need some interior guys and some guards to come in that can make an impact. We talked about how he's liked me since high school so it was good to get back there."

TCU was always a favorite of Kee's during his recruitment out of Timberview. Kee went on to say that TCU was the lone school that continued to show interest in him when others had backed away after an injury he sustained his senior year.

"They're still high, because they were showing love to me when no other schools were showing love," he said of TCU. "They've been sticking with me since my knee injury and keeping in contact and kept watching me. They were never out of the picture."

Kee says that persistence from the coaches at TCU will play a big factor when he begins to review the pros and cons from each school he's choosing from.

"Oh yes, it definitely does," he said.

As to when that decision will come, Kee has one more visit he'd like to make and afterwards he plans to sit down with his family and make his decision.

"I'm graduating this December so wherever I choose to be I'll be there this spring," Kee said. "I'll be at Texas Tech on the 17th and after that I'll sit down with my parents and get everything on paper and make a decision after that."

Kee said two teams are standing out above the others at the moment.

"I would say my favorites are Oklahoma State and TCU," he said.

While the reasons he likes TCU have been documented, Kee said there is plenty to like about the Cowboys as well.

"I like the coaches, I like Coach Wickline and the way he coaches," he said. "Of course the facilities and Coach Gundy, he's a real cool dude and he's showed my parents a lot of love. The city of Stillwater is a calm city and really laid back."


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