Keels is One to Watch for 2011

Running back J.J. Keels is one to watch for the class of 2011. At 5-9 and 185-pounds with 4.43 speed he has totaled more than 200 yards each of his first two games this season. From Melbourne (FL) Air Academy High School he has one written offer at this time from Florida International.

"I play running back, a little safety and punt return. This year is my first year being a primary running back so I spent my summer working out in the weight room at Florida Air and Patrick Air Force Base. My goals are to get stronger and durable. I spent one week working with Tom Shaw Performance Training camp this summer. I learned that the next level (college) game is much faster so I was heavy into speed and agility. This training has shown in my first two games where I have total over 200 yards each game."

J.J. Keels attended junior day at Florida Atlantic.

"I received an invite to FAU on junior day and was impressed with the campus and academic program This was my first college visit other than combines and camps."

Keels has not had a whole lot of contact with the Gators but does admit it is a very exciting possibility.

"I think I would fit in great with the Gators offense as a running back because I have a quick bust of speed out of the backfield and can serve as a receiver out of the backfield. It is a very exciting thought. I think any prospect with such a chance to be a part of a BCS title would be speechless. With such talent and greatness that Florida has displayed these last couple years, being a part of that is like a dream."

Keels has no time table set for his decision but does now what factors he will use moving forward.

"Educational background, position played, coaching staff, early playing time and atmosphere."


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