Keenan Costello stands out on video for his hard nosed style of football, he talked about his game, "I lead through example and my motor never stops running. I play until the referee whistles, no matter the score or the atmosphere of the game. I am self motivated and team oriented."
Costello has a 4.0 GPA and was headed to Army until the recent coaching change. He racked up 69 tackles, 22 for loss, with 10 sacks as a senior on the defensive line. He was the overall MVP of the his team for his junior and senior seasons.
Although he was used sparingly at FB, that is a position that he might project better at the D-1 level. "Physically, I've played varsity football for three years and started all those years, I currently bench 405 and squat 535 pounds." At 6'1, 245 he has that elite size at FB and certainly possesses the mentality for it.
Although the Sunshine state is heavily recruited, Costello comes from a school and area that is 'off the beaten path', "When coming from a team that is known for a losing record, I have found that that you do not receive the notoriety which another may receive who goes to a more prestigious school even though your stats may be better than theirs."
What does Costello think he brings to the table for a D-1 program, "I never give up, I work vigorously through the off-season bettering myself for the next year; my desire is to be the best for the team. I have dedicated the last four years of my life preparing myself to play to the best of my ability for my high school team with aspirations of playing at the next level."
Here are his senior highlight clips:
Costello has clearly flown under the radar, few players can match his elite size, strength, and high character. This is a player who has taken care of business both on and off the field. He would be an asset to any program.