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Senior Graduates Early for College Football


He racked up to 27 interviews, but he had one school in mind. He couldn’t find one thing wrong with this school. Louisiana State University had the culture, campus and coaches senior Davohn Keys sought. 

Working in AP classes all through high school helped Keys strive ahead of all the other students to graduate early. Beginning the new year, Keys started his freshman year at LSU. 

“The coaches have done a great job as well as Aledo,” Keys said. “All of the teachers prepared us for college-level class work and the coaches prepared us for college as an athlete.” 

The coaches also helped Keys prepare for the next season of football, but not just the high school football that he’s used to. College football gave Keys the adrenaline he’s always wanted. 

“They definitely do a great job and physically just getting in the weight room,” Keys said. “ They help me get stronger, faster and I think I’ll be ready by the time I get there.”

Preparing for college football also benefited Keys. Spending time after school, before school and finding his biggest strength helped him immensely. 

“Most people go in with a weak mindset and that usually leads to them not doing as well as they would’ve liked, or wanting to transfer,” Keys said. “But I definitely think the coaches put the right mindset on me, and I’m ready to work.”

Through the many years of working to where he is now, Keys said he is ready to play in Death Valley and wants to major in computer engineering at LSU. 

“Keep going when things get tough,” Keys said. “You know things never start off easy but once you get through the hard parts it gets a lot easier, and you’ll thank yourself later.”


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