Keen on a Mission to Fit in New Role

Keen on a Mission to Fit in New Role

Waterford (Mich.) Our Lady of the Lakes junior offensive lineman Brandon Keen visited Virginia on Wednesday. He recaps his visit and talks about his recruitment with HooNation.

Brandon Keen's is starting to pop up more around the recruiting grape vines. The Our Lady of Lakes (Waterford, Mich.) offensive lineman is generating interest from schools like Michigan State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maryland and Virginia.

"It has been going alright," said Keen. "Been going to a couple of schools over spring break."

Keen definitely is racking up the miles. He started his week off at College park, visited Grounds on Wednesday and ended his tour at Marshall on Thursday.

While on grounds at UVa, Keen had a full plate.

"I got a tour of the athletic facilities," stated Keen." "After we went on a  student led academic tour, which was pretty cool. The campus was really nice, and we heard about the quality of the academics there."

Although, the junior was impressed by the academics, there is one more thing that stood out on his visit.

"They are  25th out of division 1 schools for active NFL players," said Keen.

Most schools are looking at the offensive lineman as a left tackle. Keen played last season as a center, so he says coaches are waiting to see him play this summer at left tackle before they make an offer.

FOX SportsNext's Midwest Recruiting Analyst, Allen Trieu thinks Keen can make a transition to this new role.

"Brandon is a kid with a great frame," explained Trieu. "He's 6'6 and 290-lbs already so you could easily see him at 315-plus in college. He's also very hard working and is putting a lot of time into training."

"I go to Hit Smart , which is boxing and how it relates to being an offensive lineman," added Keen. "I go to Acceleration to work on speed and agility and I go to B-Fit in Detroit and work out with Justin Brantley, he is pretty intense trainer so I think he can get me to the next level."

With plans to study Kinesiology in college, Keen has a certain criteria his top school will need to meet.

"My top four factors (in picking a school) education, conference, opportunity for playing time and if the coach was going to be there for a while," he said.

Keen's current top two are Maryland and Michigan State.

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