McKinney Boyd baseball standout Francisco DeJesus will be heading south on Highway 121 this fall, as he signed his letter of intent to play college baseball at Texas Christian University on Wednesday.
“By signing this, his dream will come true,” Boyd baseball coach Brooke Court said of DeJesus’s signing with TCU.
DeJesus said this is a moment he’s been waiting for since he was 12 years old, noting that he first noticed TCU in when he was only 11, saying he enjoyed how the team played hard and wasn’t afraid to get dirty.
He added that he liked the chemistry of the program, saying the players and coaches had a great relationship on and off the field.
Court said DeJesus, while vastly talented, has earned this moment by the hard work he’s put in, saying his work ethic is “tremendous.”
DeJesus, a versatile players, played several position in 2013, mostly notably first base and the outfield. He even pithed in several games.
He said he will either be playing first base or in the outfield with TCU, but in the end, he just wants to get on the field.
“Whatever gets me to start,” DeJesus said.
He added he plans to major in Business.
“It’s a good start to a great experience,” he said.
The TCU baseball program has seen a resurgence since 2004, when TCU won its first Conference title in a decade, then with Conference-USA. Texas Christian has advanced to the postseason every year since.
The Horned Frogs joined the Mountain West Conference in 2006 where they went 17-5 to claim the conference title.
The 2010 season was TCU’s most successful to date, as the Horned Frogs reached the College World Series for the first time in school history.
It was a big signing day for many other McKinney Boyd athletes. To read where other Broncos signed, please click here.