SoCal OG has offer from the Cats

Always looking to add depth to the offensive line, the Arizona coaches have already identified around 8 student-athletes that they felt warranted scholarship offers from Arizona. Arizona is hitting their normal recruiting grounds in looking for top offensive line talent including Texas and Arizona and Southern California.

Palm Springs, California High School is home to one of the best offensive linemen in the state for 2006 and the Arizona coaches have already noticed what kind of talent lineman Andy Keane has. Like any other lineman that gets an Arizona offer, Keane has a real mean streak and loves to play the game of football because he likes to hit people.

"I like to play mad and I would say that I have a pretty big mean streak," said Keane with a laugh. "That is why I play the game, I like to hit people and mix it up; ‘why else would you play on the offensive line'? I just love to hit and I have a lot of fun doing it."

When it comes to an early list of schools Keane was quick to point out that he has three offers already and that two of those schools are sticking out to him.

"UCLA, Arizona and Kansas have offered me," Keane said. "I am also getting letter from Oregon, USC, Berkeley (Cal), Colorado and Stanford. I would say that I like Arizona and UCLA the most so far and I would say that Kansas, Cal and Stanford are in there also but UCLA and Arizona definitely stick out."

When asked why those two stick out at this early stage Keane said it was because of their interest in him.

"Arizona and UCLA are recruiting me the hardest definitely," he said. "UCLA is talking to me about playing center and I think Arizona wants me as a guard but I don't know for sure. I have never played either position before but I will if they want me to."

Keane said that he is being recruited by Arizona Offensive Coordinator Mike Canales and that he is planning on making a trip to Tucson over the summer some time if he can.

"I really want to get out and see Arizona again," Keane said. "I have been there before but I was real young and I don't think that I really appreciated it for what it is. Other than that I am going to the USC junior day, the Colorado junior day and the Cal junior day also. I don't know if I will actually camp at any schools this summer but I am planning on going to the NIKE combine in Palo Alto. I have been invited to the MSL camps too and I may go to that also."

Outside his on field pursuits Keane is looking for a solid academic school as well. He carries a 3.7 GPA and says that he thinks he will want to major in Business. Keane also went on to say that he is trying to get in touch with Arizona Offensive Line coach Eric Wolford.


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