QB Kehoe Recaps Rutgers, USF Visits

Cheshire (Conn.) Academy quarterback Patrick Kehoe made a pair of visits, and he spoke about both with Scout.com.

Cheshire (Conn.) Academy quarterback Patrick Kehoe wasn't expecting offers when he visited South Florida earlier this month and Rutgers on Saturday, but both trips had a purpose.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Kehoe, who is a lefty, wanted to get to know each staff on a more personal level before members of each staff see him throw during the spring evaluation period.

Freshest in his in mind was the trip to Rutgers he made with his family, including his brother, M.J. Kehoe, a 6-5 tight end Cheshire Academy.

"I was really impressed by the visit," said Patrick, who is being recruited by receivers coach Ben McDaniels and tight ends coach Anthony Campanile. "It was great to see them in person, and seeing everything there, the facilities, the team practice, it was nice. It impressed me a lot. It blew my expectations away.

"Talking with coach McDaniels, I really like him. And then coach (Kyle) Flood had his presentation, he did a great job connecting with everybody and presenting Rutgers football, and he made it sound like a great place to be."

However, Kehoe had to get home early so the family left campus before practice ended. Because of timing issues, he was not able to meet with Flood and discuss the chances of an offer.

"That's why I want to visit again," Kehoe said. "It was pretty personal for us, but it wasn't sit down and talk about where everything is going now. We had to get back to Connecticut. They wanted us to sit down and talk to coach Flood, but he wasn't going to be available because of the practice and the press conference (until much later). That's why we're planning on going back soon."

Kehoe's trip to USF marked the second time he was on that campus, but the first time as a legitimate recruit.

He was showing around by quarterbacks coach David Reaves, and got to see practice.

"They only have two quarterbacks on scholarship now," Kehoe said. "When I talk to coach Reaves, their quarterbacks coach, he definitely liked what he saw on my tape. Then, meeting me in person, he liked my size and I think they'll continue to recruit me and see how things go with spring workouts and early fall of next season.

"Getting a personal tour, and getting personal attention, and seeing practice and seeing how things work there, I can definitely see myself going to a place like that."

Kehoe is set to visit Penn State on Saturday, and is also slated to stop at Lafayette. He holds an offer from Holy Cross, where he will visit next month, and is in the process of setting up a visit to Connecticut.


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