2014 OL 'Keen' on Terps

Waterford (Mich.) Our Lady of the Lakes junior offensive lineman Brandon Keen visited Maryland on Tuesday and has started to create a buzz in the recruiting world. He recaps his visit and gives the latest on his recruitment here TurtleSportsReport.com

Waterford (Mich.) Our Lady of the Lakes junior offensive lineman Brandon Keen has been generating interest from schools like Michigan State, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Minnesota among others. Another school expressing interest in Keen is Maryland. On Tuesday he spent the day at College Park.

"The campus is really nice, I liked the way it was spaced out," said 6-foot-6, 285-pound Keen. "I could definitely see myself being comfortable there."

"I got to hear more about the academics which is important to me" said Keen, who plans to major in Kinesiology. "Hearing about that program, was really interesting to me because I am not going to go somewhere I can't pursue my major."

After touring around campus, Keen got a chance to watch Maryland's practice.

"Practice was great, really energetic" said Keen. " I really watched the offensive lineman and I noticed how everything was timed out and they always knew what they were doing before they went out there."

Keen says he has a good relationship with his recruiter Maryland offensive line coach Tom Brattan.

"Coach Brattan and I talk a lot through Facebook," said Keen. "I felt like he made a personal connection and I would like to play for someone like that."

Maryland has not offered yet, but they are hoping to evaluate Keen later this spring and into summer. "Coach Brattan says wants to see me at one of their camps over the summer," said Keen. "He might come see me at spring practice in Michigan."

Keen is working on making the transition from center to left tackle. FoxSportsNext Midwest Recruiting Analyst, Allen Trieu thinks Keen has potential to do so.

"The transition between center and tackle is kind of an unusual transition, but he has the size and frame (6-foot-6, 290-pounds) that you want in a left tackle," said Trieu. "I know he does a lot of agility training and he is taking a lot of the right steps to be able to become a tackle."

Keen has been working hard off the football field to help him make the transition to tackle.

"I go to Hit Smart , which it is boxing and how it relates to being an offensive lineman," said Keen. "I go to Acceleration to work on speed and agility and I go to B-Fit in Detroit and work out with Justin Brantley, he is pretty intense trainer so I think he can get me to the next level."

Keen is putting in the hard work now at the right time.

"The biggest thing for Keen is since no one has really seen him play tackle, he will have to prove himself at camps," said Trieu. "So the summer months will be really important for him as far as generating interest and adding offers."

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