Keys Wants to Play Defense

Port Barre, LA is home to athlete Chris Keys. The 6-2, 210 pound quarterback/defensive back is already receiving a lot of attention from many of the top programs in the country. Will the Irish have a shot at Keys?

Chris Keys had an impressive junior season. He recorded around 50 tackles with seven interceptions on defense. "I think I'll end up on defense in college," said Keys. "I like to hit more than being hit. I think defense is where I'll play."

Keys is receiving a lot of attention from many of the top programs in the country. "I don't have any offers yet. LSU, Miami, Texas, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Notre Dame, Auburn, Colorado are all sending me mail. I'm getting a lot of mail."

We asked Keys if he is interested in Notre Dame at this point. "They sent me a questionnaire and I returned it. I'd probably be interested. I don't know much about them yet. I know they have a good ball club and a good education so I'd probably be interested."

Not many players in Louisiana leave the state. LSU has done a good job of keeping most of their top talent at home. "I like LSU a lot. I wouldn't mind leaving the state. Distance won't matter to me at all."

Keys also is a solid student. "I think I have a 3.0 in my core. I'm taking the ACT in April."

Two lucky schools will get to see Keys in person this summer. "I'm going to go to camp at LSU and Ole Miss. I don't think I'll be going to any more camps but I'm not sure on that."

Keys says he plans to take his time with his decision. "I plan to take all five of my visits. I'm looking for a school with high academics and a good athletic program. I just want to fit in and feel comfortable there."

Does Chris have any favorites right now? "I like LSU, Ole Miss and Texas the most right now. I'm pretty open to anyone, but those three I like quite a bit."

Comments: Keys is a great athlete that could play a number of positions. The Irish will have a hard time stealing him from the Southern schools. The Irish rarely have luck landing players in Louisiana, but he does appear to be a solid student. We'll keep an eye on him and see if he shows more interest in Notre Dame. Top Stories