March 28, 2011

Keenan enjoyed spring game

Argyle (Texas) offensive tackle Trey Keenan made the trip to Lubbock over the weekend to attend Texas Tech's spring game, and the 2012 target had a unique opportunity to see exactly what it's like to be a college athlete.

"We made it in late Thursday night and got to hang out all day Friday. I got to hang out with a bunch of the offensive lineman and we really had a lot of fun," Keenan said. "I got to basically go through a daily routine on Friday with Terry McDaniel. I just followed him around and I even sat through a class with him. It was great. It gave me a good idea of what daily life might be like if I was to end up at Tech."

"I also got to meet with Coach Matt Moore for about an hour when I first got there. We had a chance to talk about a lot of different things and I enjoyed that. Coach Moore is always an easy guy to talk to."

On Saturday Keenan took in the Red Raiders' annual spring game, followed by some time spent with head coach Tommy Tuberville.

"The spring game was a lot of fun and the offense looked pretty good," he said. "I was able to talk to Coach Tuberville for quite a while. We really just talked a lot about hockey to be honest. He knows my brother and I are big hockey guys so he asked a lot of questions about it. That was kind of cool to be able to talk with him about a lot of things other than just football. We enjoyed it a lot."

Keenan will next be taking a trip to Waco on Saturday to visit Baylor, and he'll be visiting Arkansas next month. A trip to North Texas is also scheduled, with others visits likely to be made in May.

While in Lubbock, Keenan also spent some time visiting with 2012 Tech commit Christian Okafor.

"I've known Christian for a little while and I had a chance to talk with him for a long time," he said. "We've been around each other several times before. We were at A&M and TCU camps together last summer, and we've been to Tech together twice now. He's a cool guy and it was interesting to talk to a guy who is already committed. He can also give some perspective on what it would be like to go to Tech since his brother is on the team too. Christian and I get along really well."

The 6-foot-5, 270-pounder came into his trip to West Texas with positive feelings about Texas Tech, and all indications are that the trip only strengthened that relationship.

"I really like it up there in Lubbock. It's a great place and the people are all really nice. I felt like I really fit in there and they have what I'm looking for as far as academics go," Keenan said. "It's the perfect school for me, but now I'm just trying to look at it from an offensive line standpoint. If I was going just for school then I'd be going to Tech. I'm kind of looking at the other side of it now, though. I'm looking at what opportunities are available to me from a position standpoint. I'm trying to make sure the offense and the blocking schemes are things I'd feel comfortable with. But overall, it was a great trip and Texas Tech is still very high on my list."

Aside from Tech, Keenan also holds offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Purdue, and Tennessee.

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