Gilman’s Keihn A Top Prospect

Melvin Keihn admits he “didn’t really like football” until he decided to give the sport a try in the 8th grade.  That decision turned out to be an excellent one.  Keihn, a rising senior, has not only grown to love playing on the gridiron, but he has become a highly recruited outside linebacker.

Despite only one year of experience, Keihn earned a starting spot on Gilman’s (Baltimore, MD) varsity football squad as a freshman.  He had received his first scholarship offer — the University of Maryland — by the end of his sophomore season.  And now, following a junior season in which he racked up close to 60 tackles with 14 sacks, the 6’2 1/2″, 220-pound prospect finds himself considering scholarship offers from Maryland, Miami, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and more.

“I’ve got a big role on my team,” said Keihn, who has helped the Greyhounds to a 26-5 overall record the past three years.  “My main role is as a rush end.  I’m responsible for the weak side and anything that comes over that way.  I’m also the guy going crazy, chasing plays from behind and rushing the quarterback.”

With star defensive players Micah Kiser (Virginia) and Henry Poggi (Michigan) moving on to the next level, Keihn is viewed as one of the team leaders heading into the 2013 season.  He plans on making his final season with the Greyhounds his best.