Port Allen's Marcus Keyes attended the Ragin' Cajuns Linemen camp in early June as one of the anticipated top athletes. Once camp was over, Keyes had shown the staff he had the ability to play on the edge at tackle. The big Louisiana native went on to grab another offer from Missouri last week, but decided today that he wanted to play for Coach Mark Hudspeth and the Ragin' Cajuns.
"I really like everything about the program and my mother did so as well," Keyes stated. Once I visited and camped there, there really was no other decision for me to make but to play at ULL. Coach Willis has stayed on me and it's just the best place for me; I felt at home."
Marcus Keyes had been holding offers from Houston, South Alabama, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss and Louisiana, but Missouri offered last week to add to his list of options. Why did he make the decision to commit now?
"I had offers from some good programs like Missouri, Houston and Southern Miss, ULL just felt like home to me," said Marcus. "The program is only about 45 minutes from home and my mother really likes them as well. My family can come watch me play and I really want to play at ULL."
After impressing the Cajun's staff will his agility in the drills and running a 4.9 forty, what did Coach Hudspeth say about Keyes decision to commit to Louisiana?
"Coach Hudspeth was just very excited that I called him to commit today," Keyes mentioned. "He said he can't wait to get me down there and to start working towards winning more bowls. And Coach Willis was happy as well, I plan on talking to him later. Overall, I'm just excited to be a Ragin' Cajun!"
Marcus Keyes reported that his last ACT score was a 17 and that he would take it again in the fall. He becomes the Cajuns 9th public commitment this summer.