Fla DE/LB Drawing Early Interest

Godby High School had several prospects sign Letters of Intent to play college football this past National Signing Day, including future Clemson Tiger DeAndre McDaniel.

In 2007, there will likely be a few more.

6-0, 235 pound linebacker/ defensive end prospect Keith McCaskill is one of those players to keep an eye on next year. McCaskill, who has one brother at Hampton University and another at South Florida, is already receiving steady interest from several schools in the recruiting process.

"I don't have too many offers yet. South Florida has offered," he told CUTigers.com in a recent interview. "Hampton, where my oldest brother is, has offered. I am also hearing from North Carolina State, Alabama, South Carolina, Clemson, Iowa State and Iowa."

When asked if he has any early favorites, McCaskill responded, "I always wanted to go to Florida. They haven't looked at Godby in a while, but hopefully they will."

Last season, McCaskill enjoyed a solid year, but next year he's aiming even higher. "I had 95 tackles and eight sacks last season," he said. "I need about 100 tackles this year to break the school record."

What about positions? Is he a linebacker or defensive end at the next level? "I want to play linebacker," McCaskill responded. "Last year I played defensive end. I will be moving to linebacker next year.

"I never give up until the whistle blows. If I have to run someone down I won't stop until I get to the endzone."

McCaskill also says his team will be young, but talented.

"We are going to have a young team," he said. "We lost a lot of great players, but we have good work ethic. We will be fine."

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