Keys is a hot commodity right now

One of the hottest JUCO prospects in the country lately has been Mississippi Gulf Coast S/CB Josh Keys (6-2, 190). He has offers from over 20 schools and he recently updated on where things stand in the recruiting process and what he does best on the football field...

Keys enjoyed a solid prep career at Seminary (Ms.) High School but was unable to qualify, so he decided to join the Bulldogs in order to continue his football career.

"They have a great program here and I liked the staff," Keys told "There are D-1 recruits all over the place and you have to face them every day in practice and we play against D-1 guys every weekend and I felt like this place would get me ready both academically and athleticially to move on to the next level."

As a freshman last year, Keys played almost exclusively at corner and totaled 41 tackles, four tackles-for-loss, one interception and five passes defensed.

This spring he moved back to safety and said he's ready to contribute any way that he can to help his team win a championship.

"I love to play man-to-man and I feel really comfortable in coverage, but whatever I can do to help us win a championship, that's what I will do," Keys said. "I've been working a lot on my footwork and just makng sure my speed is where it needs to be. I run a 4.45, but I want to get that down below a 4.4 and I love to hit and tackle and mix it up, so I think I can play almost anywhere in the secondary."

As far as his offers, Keys is up to 22 now with his latest coming from Louisiana.

"My offers are from Kentucky, Western Kentucky, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, North Texas, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Georgia, Baylor, Tennessee, Arkansas, Memphis, Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State, Auburn, Texas A&M, Southern Miss and TCU and now Louisiana (Lafayette)," Keys said. "I have some great choices and I want to take my visits before I decide, so it will be a while before I commit anywhere."

In addition to his performance on the football field, Keys has also gotten it done in the classroom and is on pace to graduate in December. He will have three years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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