The news of the last Boise State commit was still floating around social media Thursday afternoon when Coach Bryan Harsin unexpectedly tweeted out his familiar “Go Broncos” to allude to another recruit making a verbal pledge. Shortly after, Mountain West Connection was able to confirm the player in question this time was local lineman Keegan Freeborn.
Freeborn mainly plays offensive line at Rocky Mountain High School, but said he is expected to play Nose Guard at Boise State. With recent commit Scale Igiehon also possessing the ability to play NT, Freeborn gives the Broncos another versatile player to can slide around a bit on the defensive line, something DL Coach Steve Caldwell has looked for in his players in the past.
Although he held offers from Weber State, Idaho, Montana Stat, and Air Force, Boise State was always number one in his mind. Following his offer, Freeborn said “I treat it a little higher in regards than other offers.”
He echoed those comments again tonight following his commitment. “Boise State is just the place for me. It's my home town school and it great academics along with a top notch football program. I love the thought of being the hometown kid and I can continue that tradition, bringing that local aspect to the team.”
Keegan went on to explain that “Coach Caldwell was my main recruiter and when I talked to him today, he was pumped!”
Viewing his film before, Freeborn spends most of his time on the offensive side of the ball. Moving over to the defensive side of the ball, he will probably need a year to get acclimated. He probably does not need to add too much weight to his 6’1, 310 lb frame. Keegan does possess many skills which will translate over to DLine, including his tenacity and not being afraid to make a huge hit or get physical off the blocks. It’s easy to see him having the potential to make an impact as a DT in the future.
Now with the relief of being committed to his dream school, Keegan can concentrate on having a fun and productive senior season at Rocky Mountain. He says at this time, he plans on staying in high school for his entire senior year and enjoying his last year before heading down to play on The Blue.
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