UCLA Checks Out Keeney

The Granite Bay (Calif.) tight end, Dylan Keeney, had UCLA coaches by the campus this spring and he'll be camping with them this month...

Granite Bay (Calif.) tight end/defensive end Dylan Keeney (6-5.5, 217), got his first Pac-12 offer over the weekend.

Keeney camped at Colorado and was offered at the conclusion by the Buffs.

That was the sixth offer for Keeney, joining offers from Idaho, Wyoming, Sacramento State, San Jose State and Nevada.

Several schools came in through Granite Bay during the spring to check in on Keeney.

"Washington came by and showed a lot of interest, Duke, San Jose State, Wyoming, UCLA and Oregon came by," said Keeney.

Keeney is planning a busy camp schedule this summer, aside from the Colorado camp.

"As of right now, I know for sure I'm going to Washington and UCLA and then we'll do a few more as they fit into the schedule," said Keeney.

Keeney made his biggest mark last season as an outside linebacker, including a memorable performance in the CIF State D-I Championship game, where he had two interceptions, including a momentum-shifting pick-six when the Grizzlies beat Long Beach Poly.

And Keeney is open to either side.

"Most schools, their first question is ‘what do you want to play in college,' said Keeney. "They say they'll get me in there and I'll do whatever. And as of right now, I don't have a preference, I just want to find the school I'm most comfortable and decide the position later.

Most of his offers are as a tight end, but he's not shutting the door on defense.

"Defense, I'd still definitely consider it because I love it," said Keeney. "I feel like I like playing it and this year I'm playing more outside linebacker where I'm rushing the passer, which is fun and I think what I'd play in college."

Tight end, though, is still where he feels the most comfortable.

"I like Stanford, Washington, Oregon and UCLA because they used tight ends a lot, Colroado too," said Keeney. "Stanford, they use a whole bunch of tight ends. I've watched a bunch of their game's and they use them well."

Keeney is at 215 now, with a goal of being 225 by the time Granite Bay starts its season.

"I want to get up to 235 by the time I get to college," said Keeney.

Academically, Keeney has a 3.75 GPA and took the SAT in May.

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com 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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