McKeen Interested in Visiting 'SC

<b>Shea McKeen</b> is ranked as the no.25 defensive end prospect in the nation. Fact is, he might even be a better tight end propsect as that is where most schools are recruiting him. McKeen has a plethora of offers, including one from USC.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 265
40 time: 4.78
Bench: 335
Squat: 505
Clean: 295
From: Princeton, New Jersey
High School: The Hun School

Shea McKeen recorded seven touchdowns on offense as a junior. He was named first team all-league for his efforts. This year, he missed all but four games with Mono and recorded eight sacks and three touchdowns. "I got sick in the pre-season and could only play in our last four games," he explained. "It was pretty disappointing, but I still made the all-prep school team for the state."

His meal ticket looks like it could be on offense at his school of choice. "All of the schools I am looking at are offering me early playing time at tight end. I could still end up as a defensive end, but for now it looks like my best shot of getting on the field is on offense."

McKeen has already visited North Carolina and Purdue. The Heels are his current leader. He also has a visit scheduled with Miami for January 14th and knows he will visit South Carolina, but hasn't set the date. So who will be the lucky school to get the last visit? "Chances are good that it could be to Missouri. It will be them, Florida State, Maryland, or Penn State. Penn State would be the biggest longshot, though."

Do the Trojans have a shot at a visit? "That could happen. Right now my coach and I are waiting to hear back from their coach. The only thing with USC is that they want me to play at offensive or defensive tackle. Their coaches think I have the frame for those spots. They are filled up at tight end so they don't need me there. We should be speaking with them by Tuesday. My coach actually went out there for the Notre Dame game just to check it out. He came back and said he really liked it. I will schedule my last two visit dates over winter break so one of them could end up being there."

McKeen likes many things that Troy has to offer. "I have family in Santa Barbara and USC is a great football school. They have a lot of great players there and they loook like they will be on top for a while."

We'll catch up with the New Jersey star soon to find out if USC will indeed get a visit.


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