Scout.com introduces you to Avondale (AZ) DE/TE Vincent Keener with a quick Q & A.
Scout.com: What were your stats/honors from last season?
Keener: "Defensive player of the week and 2nd Team All Region DL." He recorded 84 tackles and 3.5 sacks for the 5A2 state runner up.
What is your official height and weight?
What is your greatest football memory?
"Going to the state championship game."
What are your goals for the upcoming season?
Win State, 1st Team All Region, All State
How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
"Lifting weights and track."
Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
"Kevin Gunn, Eric Ramsey and R.J. Robinson."
Name one teammate you really respect and why?
"R.J. Robinson because he is a hardworking dedicated athlete."
What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
"Be a starter."
Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
What would your top 5 college choices be?
"ASU, Colorado, Georgia Tech, UCLA and Cal."
Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
"Sunrise Mtn. tackle Darden Zenuhalli because he gave me a battle the whole game."
Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
"John Hughes (Centennial RB/DB) because he's a good player and wasn't cocky."
What other sports do you play?
"Basketball and Track."
What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
"Bench: 230, Squat: 450, PC: 225 and 40: 4.9."
How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
"Dedicated and hardworking."
What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
"Strengths: Good technique, fast, always running to the ball. Weakness: Need to be stronger and finish plays."
Who is your favorite athlete and why?
"Troy Polamalu because he's fast, strong, hard hitting and runs his defense."
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
"Go hard no matter what."
Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
"A state championship."
What position do you think you will play in college?
What is your GPA and SAT/ACT score?
What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
"Good football team and good education system."