Coach Spotlight: Trey Keenan

Trey Kennan has helped the Argyle Eagles to a 25-2 record in the past two seasons in the highly competitive Texas 3A classification. Texas Tech became the first team to offer Keenan the summer before his junior year with many Big 12 schools following suit. The word on Keenan has spread nationally, and he's receiving offers from schools in the SEC, Big Ten and Pac 10.


"Trey is tall, rangy, and an outstanding athlete," Argyle head coach Todd Rodgers said. "As a sophomore Trey played right tackle. This past year, as a junior, we moved him over to left tackle. He played exceptionally."

Keenan, 6-6, 270, was named Texas 3A 1st team All-State (AP), Texas 3A Region II District 9 Offensive Lineman of the Year, and the Denton Record Chronicle 1st team All-Area in 2010.

"As a run blocker, Trey is very aggressive," said Rodgers. "He has the unique ability for someone his size to get downfield quickly and position himself in front of the running back to make the key block to spring the runner for a big gain. He's also excellent in pass blocking. When we ask him to pull, he does a good job of getting to the perimeter to cut that man off. He plays with a very good understanding and comprehension of the game."

Texas A&M and Baylor offered after Texas Tech. Coach Rodgers said when Michigan offered the calls about Keenan dramatically increased on a national level. Minnesota, Arkansas, Tennessee, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, and Kansas State have all extended offers with interest still coming.

"Mississippi State coaches have been in contact with Trey via Facebook," said Rodgers. "Trey's a very goal-oriented person. He's a good student, already qualified. In the weight room he comes in with an aggressive attitude and works extremely hard. He's very focused and determined in what he wants to accomplish."

Keenan was graded at 92-percent in his junior season at Argyle with 62 pancake blocks. He competes in track & field in the shot put and discus in the off-season. Coach Rodgers, however, thinks it was his participation in another sport that has aided his football career.

"Growing up Trey played hockey," said Rodgers. "He was all-world. A lot of the determination and aggressiveness Trey displays in football can be attributed to his hockey background."

Keenan will block for quarterback Austin Aune as a senior who recently committed to play at TCU. Aune hopes to continue his baseball career as well in Fort Worth. Last year the Eagles fell to Carthage (the eventual state 3A champion) in the quarterfinals. They'll return 13 starters from that team for 2011.

Trey Keenan has been clocked at 4.8 in the 40-yard dash, an excellent time for an interior lineman. Currently, he's deciding on which college campus to visit this spring with plenty to choose from. He wears No. 77 for the Argyle Eagles.

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