2015 Grandview athlete Keelan Poole fits the long line of hybrid linebacker/safeties that have been the key to an always aggressive Grandview High School defense. Standing 6-2 and weighing 195 pounds, Poole has the size and length to potentially play either linebacker or safety in college. Further, Poole boasts very strong measurables self reporting a 37 inch vertical and a 4.43 forty.
On the field, the son of a former University of Washington linebacker gets after it, getting downhill fast and finishing tackles in the box, on the edge and in coverage. Most impressive is Poole's relentless motor.
Poole, who has already attended Junior Day at the University of Colorado, is hearing from the Buffs, Colorado State, Stanford, Princeton and Wyoming. Poole's busy spring schedule includes running track for Grandview as well as hitting multiple camps and a combine. Poole plans on camping at Stanford, Colorado and UCLA as well as competing at the Nike combine in Dallas this May. In April Poole will check out the new Wyoming staff when he attends Junior Day.
Looking at his game Poole says his strength is, "utilizing my speed to attack the ball carrier and make a tackle." This offseason Poole looks to improve by working on play recognition through film study. The student of the game plans on watching multiple games a week this spring.
Regarding playing college ball Poole says, "I realize that playing college football is a privilege and a chance of a lifetime that very few will have the opportunity to experience. I would bring an uncompromising work ethic and drive to the best student athlete and citizen as I represent the University."
With great measurables, numerous intangibles and on field production, Poole, who has yet to gain an offer could see increasing interest as he puts his game on display this spring.