Player Primer: Cade Keenan

Cover Photo Credit – Northwest Herald

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Crystal Lake Central’s 2018 DE Cade Keenan has 0 offers, but is garnering a lot of attention from FBS schools. We talked playing other sports in the offseason, his versatility on the field and schools showing serious interest in him. You can find Cade on Twitter @cade_keenan.

Cade Keenan

Defensive End
Crystal Lake Central
Crystal Lake, IL
GPA: 3.10/4.00
Commitment status: Undecided
Photo Credit – Northwest Herald
Ht: 6’3″
Wt: 235 lbs
Class: 2018

LPI: What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason? Are you playing any other sports?

CK: Training as many days as I can as well as getting in the weight room is my plan for the upcoming season, making myself better in the weight room and gym will carry on to the field. I’m also playing varsity basketball in the winter to keep myself in shape and have better mobility.

LPI: You do not have any offers as of right now, but I think it’s really only a matter of time before you get that first offer. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?

CK: For a team I can play multiple defensive positions in different fronts which I believe is a strong point, as well as bringing energy and leadership to a program.

LPI: Which schools have shown serious interest in you?

CK: North Dakota State, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Western Illinois, Wyoming and Southern Illinois.

LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits or college camps set?

CK: Last visit was to Central Michigan which was my second time visiting Mt Pleasant, I’m going to NDSU in two weeks to meet the rest of the staff and watch a practice. I’ll be going to Northwestern’s showcase camp over the summer along with other MAC10 school’s camps.

LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership or go the extra mile for your teammates?

CK: Off the field, I try to develop relationships with every player on my team just so that I know them better as a person when it comes to football and being a great teammate and leader, and on the field being vocal and physical sets the tone for the rest of my team.

LPI: Who are some of your teammates that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?

CK: I think a player on our team that is really gone overlooked is Richard Logan. He’s got the quickness, agility and football smarts to make plays for us at any position. Being an overall athlete you can put him at any spot and know that he’ll be able to step up and play. Last year playing safety and slot receiver as well as multiple special teams for us you could see the difference he made on the field. Rich could most definitely end up playing next level football and being a great addition to a team.