Semper Fi: Keishawn Bierria

Keishawn Bierria

After finishing off a dream senior season, Harbor City (CA) Narbonne linebacker Keishawn Bierria is ready to turn his focus to recruiting...

Harbor City (CA) Narbonne linebacker Keishawn Bierria had the senior season that all high school players dreams about, adding a CIF championship, several scholarship offers and an invite to the Semper Fi All-American game.

"I guess all the summer workouts paid off," Bierria said. "To come out here and be able to represent the Marines is a great experience. They put their lives on the line for this country, so it is an honor to represent them."

Bierria has taken the recruiting process slow, opting to focus on his high school season instead.

"Right now I am still undecided. I don't have a top school," Bierria said. "I am still just staying open, but hopefully after this week, and when all the bowl games are done I will have a school."

While the talented linebacker is still looking at a number of different schools (Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Washington State, Iowa State and Nevada) he spoke very highly of Oregon State and plans to take an official visit Corvallis later this month.

"My only visit that I have set is to Oregon Sate on January 11th. Every game that I have seen them play, the whole team was intense and they attack the ball. It is rare to see teams like that play. They actually go out there and play with a lot of emotion every single game.

Bierria already took an unofficial visit to Corvallis during the regular season to watch the Beavers upset Wisconsin, and he has developed a strong relationship with the Oregon State coaching staff throughout the process.

"I talk to all the coaches and met the whole coaching staff," he said. "Recruiting-wise, I talk to Coach Banker the most. He is a great guy, a great coach and he doesn't feed me the same routine, he actually tells me the truth."

So what is Bierria looking for in a school?

"I just have to have that good feeling when I walk on to campus and have a good relationship with the coaches," he said. "When they call me everyday that will be a big factor because they have to show me that they want me."

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