Hope (Ark.) High’s KeDarius Rowe may only be a junior in high school, but he is already being exposed to Division I competition.
Every day at practice, the class of 2016 offensive tackle goes head-to-head with four-star defensive end McTelvin Agim, one of the quickest rising prospects in the class of 2016.
Together, the pair has participated in camps at Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss and Arkansas.
“It’s competition,” Rowe said. “That’s how we practice. We have to compete to be the best.”
Agim was at Thursday’s Elite Camp in Fayetteville, but did not participate, while Rowe went through all of the drills.
Although he has not been offered, Rowe said he feels like he accomplished a lot at the camp and that the coaches took notice.
“They liked my footwork and how I’ve gotten better since last year,” Rowe said. “I’m going into my junior year, so it was pretty good.”
He is still looking for his first offer.
Being only a junior, Rowe said he has enjoyed the experience of going to camps at various SEC schools, but has also soaked up as much information as he can.
He also said that although the Razorbacks haven’t had much success the last two seasons, he has learned as much from Arkansas’ coaches as from the other schools’ coaches.
“We worked one-on-one with the coaches, so I got more learning experience,” Rowe said. “Here at Arkansas, I got a learning experience as good as I did at Alabama.”
After going to all of the camps and getting the extra coaching, Rowe said he knows he needs to continue working on his game, specifically his stance and how to get depth with his kick steps, which is important for offensive tackles.
Rowe Attends Elite Camp
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