ANDREWS TO ATTACK RECORD BOOK AT MSU

[Premium article] Watch out Mississippi State University record books, Keith Andrews is coming to town. And he's bringing a golden leg with him.

Andrews, a 6-1, 175-pound kicker for Quachita Christian High School in Monroe, Louisiana kicked four 50 plus yard field goals in his last two years in high school and says he has the range to kick it from 60 yards out.

Andrews chose to carry on his skills at the next level with MSU, verbally committing to the Bulldogs on Dec. 11.

"I definitely plan on being a Bulldog next year," Andrews said. "It was closer to home than Michigan and some of the other schools and it's a big time SEC school. My parents will be able to come see me play there."

The only school Andrews has officially visited is the University of Michigan back on Nov. 30. Arkansas and Princeton have also offered him scholarships.

"I had a good trip to Michigan," Andrews said. "The facilities were nice and everything about the campus was nice. But it was too far away and it was cold up there. I'm used to the humidity down here, not the cold weather."

Andrews said he hopes he can come in and make an immediate impact for the Bulldogs in 2002.

"If I do what I'm capable of doing then I feel like I'll be able to help out pretty quickly."

Coach Jackie Sherrill paid a visit to Andrews home last Tuesday, he said he was extremely impressed with the legendary coach.

"He was a really nice guy. He was real laid back and I could tell he's a great coach with a good reputation with his players. And my parents loved him too."

Andrews is not only a great athlete, playing soccer and a pitcher on the baseball team, but he's also an excellent student. He boasts a 4.0 GPA and has already scored 27 on the ACT.

"I should finish in the top two or three of my class."

He will make his official visit at MSU on Jan. 11.


Fredie Carmichael is a recruiting correspondent for Gene's Page. He is also a staff writer for the Meridian Star. He can be reached by email at fcarmichael@themeridianstar.com


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