Kee Ready For TCU

Tyler Junior College offensive lineman Frank Kee is ready to get on TCU's campus.

Tyler Junior College offensive lineman Frank Kee is regarded as one of the top junior college offensive linemen in the country. The 6-foot-4, 345-pounder committed to TCU in June, choosing the Frogs over offers from Oklahoma, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to name but a few.

Kee has remained solid to the Frogs ever since his commitment, despite the continued interest from others, including new interest from Texas. In just three weeks, Kee will graduate from TJC and his next stop will be on TCU's campus when he enrolls for the spring semester.

Kee helped the Apaches to an 8-2 record and along the way he picked up a few accolades himself.

"We went 8-2, at first we went 7-0 and we broke records that haven't been broken at TJC since like the 1980's," he said. "That was real good. Me personally, I made first team all-conference and I'm up for All-American."

One of the main reasons Kee committed to TCU several months ago was his relationship with the TCU coaches, who recruited the big lineman when he was coming out of Mansfield Timberview's 2011 class. Kee says that relationship is strong as ever and despite some negativity he's heard about TCU's season thus far, he remains solid and looks forward to the challenge of helping TCU back to the top.

"I know they've lost a lot of close games and honestly none of that fazes me. I still love the program and the coaching staff," he said. "People keep bringing it up because TCU's had a bad season but it doesn't bother me one bit because I see the talent that we have so once we have a good offensive line and give the quarterback some time to go through his progressions and get the ball out we're going to be on top of the Big 12 in no time. I still want to go there, I like the challenge. My junior year of high school we went 5-5 and my senior year we went 12-3. It's nothing that a bunch of hard work and dedication can't fix; I'm ready."

There's no denying that the Frogs' offensive line has struggled the most this season. Kee says the coaches have told him to be ready to compete right away and that's what he plans to do to earn a starting position.

"They're telling me that they expect me to get the starting role early when I get there," he said. "When I get there I'm going to be in the best shape I can be but I'm not going to get there big headed and acting like I deserve a spot because I'm just getting there. I'm going to get there and play my heart out."

Kee is expected to sign his National Letter of Intent on December 18th.


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