McKeen: 'It Was Hard Not to Commit'

Princeton (N.J.) The Hun School jumbo athlete Shea McKeen is continuing to make an impact in the recruiting world with new offers and interest, but that nearly came to an end over the weekend.

"The visit went really well," said the 6-foot-6, 280 pounder. "We did all kinds of stuff, a lot of it was just meetings, but got to see the stadium, and hang out with the kids a lot. It was a great time."

McKeen, who was hosted by linebacker Joe Kedra, is being recruited as a tight end by the Tar Heels, which could mean a lot to him.

"Next year they are going to have only one tight end on scholarship, so I can come in right away and play," he said. "So, they are real high up there. It was hard not to commit to them, but I'm going to just take all my visits. Right now, they are sitting No. 1 with me."

McKeen said that it was his fresh approach to recruiting that held him back from making that commitment.

"All this is real new for me, and I just want to see all the other schools first and go on my other visits and see what happens," he said. "Right now we are going through the process of narrowing it down and see where I want to go. We have three set up, and it is looking now like the last two are going to be USC and Florida State."

Florida State tight ends coach John Lilly just visited McKeen late last week and a final decision on an offer should come in the next few days, as should a date for the Southern Cal visit.

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