"I committed to coach O'Brien before I left," said McKeen. I'm ready to be a part of something special and I see it happening down at NC State. I just can't wait to get back down there and get to work."
McKeen prepped at Princeton (NJ) The Hun School and originally committed to South Carolina after considering offers from North Carolina, Purdue, Michigan State, Missouri, and Miami among others.
Rated a three-star prospect and the No. 32 defensive end in the country by Scout.com, McKeen spent a year at South Carolina before transferring to Nassau Community College.
In 2007, he tallied 42 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss (led team), and four sacks (led team) as he earned first-team All-NFC honors.
The redshirt sophomore, who checks in at 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds, is expected to come in and contribute right away. He will have two years to play two seasons at NC State.
McKeen stated that he had interest from a host of schools but narrowed his recruitment to West Virginia, NC State and Virginia Tech before verbaling to the Wolfpack. All three programs had offered and the a visit to Virginia Tech was scheduled for next week, but he will not be taking that trip.
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