Harker Heights seniors Kyle Key and Logan Fox each signed their letter of intent on Thursday to play sports for Hardin-Simmons University this fall.
Fox is a golfer and Key is a 6-foot-3, 255-pound offensive lineman.
“I went to visit there and felt instantly that this is the place where I want to continue my football career,” Key said.
Fox felt an instant rapport with Hardin-Simmons head golf coach Bart Craig.
“Coach Craig had me meet up with the whole golf team and I could tell they were a great bunch of guys,” Fox said. “Coach Craig is a great guy, too, and it’s a beautiful campus. I had been looking at a lot of other schools. But once I visited Hardin-Simmons, the whole thing became a no-brainer to me.”
Fox and Key are best friends.
“That Kyle was planning on going to Hardin-Simmons, too, absolutely helped with my decision,” Fox said. “You don’t want to go too far and be on your own.”
Both have high expectations.
“Hardin-Simmons carries nine guys on its golf team and brings five to a tournament,” Fox said. “My immediate goal is to be one of those five guys in every tournament.”
“I think Logan Fox will contribute at Hardin-Simmons right away,” said David Westfall, Heights head golf coach. “His iron play is really solid. He tees well, too.”
“I know Hardin-Simmons has a tough football program,” Key said. “But I believe if I go there and play football like I know I can, maybe I can earn a starting spot even as a freshman — that’s something I’d like to do.”
Harker Heights head football coach Jerry Edwards thinks Hardin-Simmons signed a top-notch athlete in Key.
“First of all, they’re getting a great young man,” Edwards said of Key. “They’ll find him to be a blue-collar worker and they’ll like that. He’ll be an excellent fit for Hardin-Simmons. They’ll like the way he plays on the offensive line.”
“I may be smaller than some of their other offensive tackles,” Key said. “But I’m physical on that line. I’ll watch the seniors, find out what I need to work on, and then work on those things. I’m excited to go there and compete, and I know Logan is as well.”