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    He practically carried the Hornets in football. I seen him play basketball. He is good. Says he does not plan to go on mission right now. Can be active in other ways. Up to him. No compulsion. However all people are blessed for serving missions and Prophets said Priesthood duty. Can,t use personal revelation as excuse since the Lord does not reveal individually what he has revealed collectively. May go. Several rm football players at Rc,s alma mater. Should do ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grapevine View Post
    He practically carried the Hornets in football. I seen him play basketball. He is good. Says he does not plan to go on mission right now. Can be active in other ways. Up to him. No compulsion. However all people are blessed for serving missions and Prophets said Priesthood duty. Can,t use personal revelation as excuse since the Lord does not reveal individually what he has revealed collectively. May go. Several rm football players at Rc,s alma mater. Should do ok.
    I went and watched Keegan Duncan play a couple of the playoff games at Holt Arena last year. I also saw him at about 3 track meets this past year.

    1.) He absolutely possesses next level size and speed. He is a legitimate 6'3" and 215 and is a legit sub 11 100, sub 22 200 and a 48 second 400 kid. That is a rare combination of size and speed and likely the kid has what is required in that area to compete professionally. I can't really comment on his agility, ability to cut on a dime as I never saw him play hoops and in football his straight ahead speed is so dominating at the Idaho 2A level that it was never necessary to do anything other than outrun the opponents.

    2.) When I watched him play football I had no idea what kind of "football player" he was. What I mean by "football player" was a kid like Jamaal Williams. Keegan has better measurables than Jamaal but I have no clue if the kid is physical - my supposition is he is not but I will get into that. On offense Keegan is so dominating, and his team was good enough to likely still have won a state championship without him, that he just ran away from kids and we never got to see how he deals with contact. I can't tell if he is vicious and wanting to deliver a blow like Jamaal. I think if he is going to be good as a RB in college he is going to have to be aggressive and physical - once again he might be but my point is he is so much better and faster than every defender on the field there was no way to tell.

    3.) I was underwhelmed by what he did on defense. This is where my skepticism of whether or not he has the physical mentality/aggression it will take to be a successful RB in college originates. I was expecting him to just absolutely decimate opposing offenses. He was one of the biggest defenders on his team and in most cases he was usually as big as anyone on the opposing teams offense. He was also the fastest kid on the field by aaaaaa lotttttt..... Hence, I was just expecting him to obliterate the opposing offense. It never seemed to happen. I never saw him get beat and it was still obvious he was more gifted and part of this might be that Keegan was coached to just do his job on defense and never step out of that role. As I said the Declo Hornets likely would have still won/competed for the State Championship with Keegan - they were that much better than everyone else- so part of that might have been by design, but when I think of a kid with Keegan's measurables on the field at the Idaho 2A level I was just expecting him to be more on defense. I recognize part of my underwhelming might be because my expectations were too high but it led me to wonder to whether or not he will be able to adjust to the physical nature of football at the college level.

    4.) In college I think it likely he will be either a big WR or a TE. I am just skeptical about his capacity to run the ball or play defense.

    5.) I wished he would pick BYU. I loves me the rural Idaho boys and there are few places more rural than Declo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatnapper'96 View Post
    I went and watched Keegan Duncan play a couple of the playoff games at Holt Arena last year. I also saw him at about 3 track meets this past year.

    1.) He absolutely possesses next level size and speed. He is a legitimate 6'3" and 215 and is a legit sub 11 100, sub 22 200 and a 48 second 400 kid. That is a rare combination of size and speed and likely the kid has what is required in that area to compete professionally. I can't really comment on his agility, ability to cut on a dime as I never saw him play hoops and in football his straight ahead speed is so dominating at the Idaho 2A level that it was never necessary to do anything other than outrun the opponents.

    2.) When I watched him play football I had no idea what kind of "football player" he was. What I mean by "football player" was a kid like Jamaal Williams. Keegan has better measurables than Jamaal but I have no clue if the kid is physical - my supposition is he is not but I will get into that. On offense Keegan is so dominating, and his team was good enough to likely still have won a state championship without him, that he just ran away from kids and we never got to see how he deals with contact. I can't tell if he is vicious and wanting to deliver a blow like Jamaal. I think if he is going to be good as a RB in college he is going to have to be aggressive and physical - once again he might be but my point is he is so much better and faster than every defender on the field there was no way to tell.

    3.) I was underwhelmed by what he did on defense. This is where my skepticism of whether or not he has the physical mentality/aggression it will take to be a successful RB in college originates. I was expecting him to just absolutely decimate opposing offenses. He was one of the biggest defenders on his team and in most cases he was usually as big as anyone on the opposing teams offense. He was also the fastest kid on the field by aaaaaa lotttttt..... Hence, I was just expecting him to obliterate the opposing offense. It never seemed to happen. I never saw him get beat and it was still obvious he was more gifted and part of this might be that Keegan was coached to just do his job on defense and never step out of that role. As I said the Declo Hornets likely would have still won/competed for the State Championship with Keegan - they were that much better than everyone else- so part of that might have been by design, but when I think of a kid with Keegan's measurables on the field at the Idaho 2A level I was just expecting him to be more on defense. I recognize part of my underwhelming might be because my expectations were too high but it led me to wonder to whether or not he will be able to adjust to the physical nature of football at the college level.

    4.) In college I think it likely he will be either a big WR or a TE. I am just skeptical about his capacity to run the ball or play defense.

    5.) I wished he would pick BYU. I loves me the rural Idaho boys and there are few places more rural than Declo.
    Does he have any reason to be interested in BYU? I see he might be LDS given grapevine's statements but do his parents have any connection to BYU?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Does he have any reason to be interested in BYU? I see he might be LDS given grapevine's statements but do his parents have any connection to BYU?
    http://www.idahostatesman.com/sports...213454754.html

    He committed to BSU on Tuesday. I guess he ran for 2800 yards last year. I feel sorry for all those 150 lb defense lineman in Idaho 2A football that had to try and stop this kid. It will be interesting to see how well he does at the college level.

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