The good news keeps coming for Gary Patterson's Horned Frogs, who picked up their fourth transfer of the summer, as guard Blake Hickey announced his intentions to join TCU Thursday evening via Twitter:
At 6'4" and 285 pounds, Hickey cuts an imposing figure for a freshman. Though he received interest from TCU during the recruiting process he was never offered, and eventually chose Kansas State from 17 other opportunities, including Cal, Houston, Northwestern, Kansas, and Illinois. He also had significant interest from Baylor, OU, OSU, Texas, and Texas Tech throughout the recruiting process. He was rated the No. 65 offensive guard prospect in the class of 2016, and was the only high school offensive lineman in the Wildcat's class. A two-way star for Godley High, Hickey was 1st Team All State and the county and district lineman of the year in both his junior and senior seasons.
A long time Frog fan, Hickey made the decision to return to Texas after enrolling at K State this summer, and deciding that being closer to home was his priority. He will join the TCU Football program as a preferred walk-on, and sit out the 2016 per NCAA transfer rules. He will join a very experienced group in 2017, where he can provide immediate depth and possibly earn snaps in the rotation as a redshirt freshman.
Hickey is the second member of the class of 2016 to switch to TCU before fall camp, joining former Baylor signee Brandon Bowen. The Frogs also picked up graduate transfer Derrick Green, a running back formerly of Michigan, and tight end Cole Hunt - younger brother of Joey - a transfer from Rice, earlier this summer.
if you want to watch Blake pick off passes and pancake some fools, check out his senior highlights below.