TCU was in the thick of several things during JUCO Singing Day for midseason transfers, winding up with two guys who will make an immediate impact on the field. The Frogs had a shot at a third JUCO player as well, and saw a potential early enrollee flip back to his original commitment.
Two for four ain't bad, folks, especially when you consider the two.
Frank Kee, OG, Tyler JC - 6'4" / 345
The big guard is ranked as the #3 OG JUCO recruit, and the fourth best JUCO recruit out of the state of Texas, according to 247sports.com.
Kee has been committed to the Frogs since late June, when he picked the Horned Frogs over offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Baylor and Southern Miss. The offensive guard has two years of eligibility, and with his size, should be able to slide into a starting guard role immediately.
Kenny Iloka, S, Tyler JC - 6'2" / 209 / 4.55
Iloka was a part of a vaunted 4-2-5 defense at Tyler JC, and was the leading tackler at the JUCO level this season. Iloka picked the Frogs over Texas and Texas Tech, and also held offers from Memphis, UNLV, UAB and others.
The safety reminds people of Marvin White because of the way he covers ground and lays hits on people. He's big and fast, which makes him an ideal replacement for Elisha Olabode.
Follow him on Twitter here. (You guys will like his twitter background).
However, TCU also saw wide receiver commit Jared Cornelius flip back to Arkansas, just four days after switching his commitment to the Frogs.The 3-star wideout from Shreveport, LA has a teammate committed to the Razorbacks as well, and it's safe to say his buddy convinced him to go back to Fayetteville.
Cornelius was a candidate to enroll early out of high school, and has filed his financial paperwork with Arkansas.
TCU was also in the mix for Iowa Western C.C. OT Sebastian Tretola, alongside Oklahoma and Arkansas. After several delays to his announcement, Tretola selected the Razorbacks, opting for the SEC over the Big 12. The LandThieves twitter account put it nicely...
0 wins in the SEC apparently carry a lot of weight you guys— Landthieves (@LandThieves) December 19, 2013
Despite the two misses, the day was definitely a win for the Frogs. The defense gets better with Iloka, and more importantly, the o-line gets better with Kee.
Now that they're officially in the mix, let's see if they can start hounding other guys to commit.