Name: Keenan Hale
Scout/Rivals Said: Two stars all around. Is it me, or was everyone on the team either a no-star or a two-star recruit?
Money Quote: Remember, back when Syracuse was more relevant, the football program would lose out on southern kids because they didn't even want to think about snow? Well, somehow the thought of spending 8 months out of the year shivering was a draw to the kid from Georgia:
'The week I went was the first weekend they’d had snow, and they got six inches. It isn’t like the same weather here. I really enjoyed it. I slipped a few times on the ice, and I know I’ll need to make sure I have some boots when I go back.'
Links of Wonder: Hale has a Facebook group page you can 'like' if you so chose. Now, there are only 18 people who have actually clicked 'like' on the page at the moment, but if Hale can produce on the field, I'm betting more people jump on the bandwagon.
Doug Marrone Thinks: Last fall Marrone said, 'I like 'em,' when asked about a group of incoming freshmen wide receivers. A group that included Hale.
For some reason I picture Marrone saying that like Sling Blade.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Hale was born in California, moved to Georgia, then ended up at prep school in Tennessee. Of course, that's all before he decided on college in central New York. Hale's seen more of America than most of us! (Ok, more than me. I'm a sheltered, sad, person.)
Also, Hale was a track star in high school, good enough to be named All-State.
Let Us Get a Good Look Atchya: Here's a pep rally before a big game for Hale during his time at McCallie School: