Keith Should Be A Rock For Blinn At Tackle

Blinn OT Joshua Keith (6-7, 340) is a mountain of a man and, after spending a year at West Texas A&M, he's made the move to the JUCO ranks and hopes to find a better fit at a four-year school following the 2015 football season...

After a solid high school career at Houston (Tx.) Christian, Keith decided to sign with West Texas A&M, but after redshirting in 2013, he decided to make the move in the summer of 2014.

"Nothing against West Texas A&M, but it just wasn't the right fit for me," Keith told "I wasn't happy there and I sorta slacked off and so I needed to get a new start and I found Blinn."

Keith just enrolled at Blinn this winter and has spent his time getting used to the way the Bucs do things. He's at right tackle right now, but he noted he feels good on either side of the line.

"I'm currently at right tackle, but I can play both left or right tackle," Keith said. "I would say I'm comfortable with run or pass-blocking. I definitely love run blocking and grew up in that system, I was on the defensive line my whole life.

"I really enjoy learning more and more about pass-protection and I'm coachable, but I have worked really hard at being quick off the line in both."

While getting used to his new teammates and surroundings, Keith has also been working on his overall game.

"Pass-protection is what I will work on the most," Keith said. "You can never work too much on pass-pro, but you need to work on everything all the time. I feel like I'm a hard-worker and I won't be outworked by anyone."

Since he just recently enrolled at Blinn, Keith isn't on many recruiting radars, but schools should start to take notice of what he's able to do once they get a look at what he can do this spring.

Keith is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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