Bruins Check Out Keeney

UCLA was by Granite Bay (Calif.) to check out the three-star tight end, Dylan Keeney...

Granite Bay (Calif.) tight end/defensive end Dylan Keeney (6-5.5, 217), had an eventful week a couple of weeks ago.

After visiting the Rose Bowl for UCLA's Spring Game, Keeney's first two offers came in.

"I got my first offer from Idaho on Tuesday and then Wyoming on Friday," said Keeney.

Keeney, who plays on both sides of the ball, had one offer be for offense and the other for defense.

"Wyoming wanted me as a defensive end and Idaho as a tight end, so it's two different positions," said Keeney.

In fact, Keeney isn't even sure which side he wants to play in college.

"I'm not really sure which one I like more," said Keeney. "I think I'm pretty good at both, and after this year, I'll get to play more tight end. So we'll see."

Several Pac-12 schools have come by to see Keeney too.

"California, UCLA and Washington watched me the other day and Stanford was by the school," said Keeney. "San Diego State is another that came by. Colorado is coming up for spring ball. Coach (Angus) McClure was by from UCLA and Coach (Tosh) Lupoi from Washington came to the school."

Even the Pac-12 schools are mixed on which side he'll play.

"Cal and UCLA like me more as a defensive end and Washington likes me as a tight end more," said Keeney. "It's really all over the place."

This summer, Keeney will camp at Cal, UCLA and Washington and is also considering camps at Colorado and San Diego State.

He'll be at the Oakland NFTC later this month and plans to work out with the tight ends.

Interestingly enough, it was on defense where Keeney really made his presence known in the CIF State D-I Bowl game last December. Playing against Long Beach Poly at the Home Depot Center, Keeney had two interceptions, one a pick-six that swung momentum the Grizzlies way and helped them edge the Jackrabbits 21-20 for their first state title.

"It's unbelievable to win the state championship and be the best team in D-I in California," said Keeney. "We had a 1-3 start and people questioned out team. But we never let up. This was our season in a nutshell. People wanted to count us out but we wouldn't quit."

Keeney said he's targeting 225 as the weight he wants to play his senior year at. The Grizzlies will start spring practice in two weeks.

"We're having team meetings and we're watching tape in the film room and then we're on the field in two weeks right after the Nike Camp," said Keeney.

Academically, Keeney has a 3.75 GPA and took the SAT over the weekend.

Brandon is in his ninth year with and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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