Franklin-Simpson High School hosted their 11th National Letter of Intent signing press conference this season, with senior Austin McGee signing his letter of intent to further his academic and soccer careers at Kentucky Christian University.
"It's always good when you get to have student athletes move on and play athletics and further their education," FSHS Principal Tim Schlosser said. "I want to congratulate Austin and his family and wish him the best of luck. It's a great representation of FSHS with the success of not only the school but the individuals within the school and I've always said the success is about the people, not about the program or the organization. I and many others are looking forward to seeing Austin compering at Kentucky Christian University."
Kentucky Christian University is a comprehensive baccalaureate level Christian university located in Grayson, Kentucky. In the early 1920s its focus shifted to educating students for Christian ministry. KCU is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges Schools and is authorized to award bachelor's and master's degrees.
"I chose Kentucky Christian University because it is a small school and it would help me interact more with my teachers and get to know the student body better," McGee said. "The thing that impressed me the most is the interaction among the student body and how close everything is to campus. I also got to practice with and meet the players and as soon as I arrived, they took me under their wing like I was one of their own."
The Knights compete in the NCCAA, the National Christian College Athletic Association. Last season, they finished with an overall record of 14-7 and won the NCCAA Division II Mid-East Regional Tournament, but their season came to end as they were eliminated in the National Tournament.
McGee was part of three 13th District championship teams and won a game in the 4th Region Tournament against the Barren County Trojans in 2015. During his four-year career for the Wildcats , he scored 34 goals with 66 assists.
McGee intends to major in sports management with a minor in ministry, and hopes to become pastor or a youth leader in his church.