Gridiron Football Top 300: Davhon Keys

Davhon Keys is a 6’0 210 Linebacker for the powerhouse Aledo High School in Aledo, Texas. Keys has the 4.59 speed to fly sideline to sideline and the instinct to know where the ball is going at all times. The hybrid linebacker can pass rush the quarterback, and then the next play, drop back in coverage and lockdown his man. Davhon is a 2 time state champion, 2 time All State LB, and did I mention, he plays running back too. He holds offers from LSU, Clemson, Penn State, Texas, Arkansas, and others.

Here is Davhon Keys interview with me.

When did you start playing football?

I started playing at 7 years old.

Have you played other sports outside of football?  

I played basketball, baseball, ran track, and done wrestling.

What was it like leading your team to a state title this past year?

It felt great. The team effort was amazing. The hard work each player put in was a great feeling.

Is there a NCAA/NFL player that you would compare yourself to?

I would compare myself to Nakobe Dean. We were both called “undersized” and have similar play styles. We both fly to the ball and make great plays in-between the tackles.

What skills do you have that sets you apart from the others?

Definitely versatility… most linebackers specialize in blitzing, coverage or run stopping. I can do it all at an extremally high level.

Do you have a favorite football moment in your young career?

In 6th grade, playing with my now teammates in youth football, we didn’t make it to the Superbowl that year, but we built that bond that we now have today.

Who pushes you to be better through your football journey?

My parents… they make sure I’m always healthy and doing my best. My parents are big on the recovery process for my body.

What has Coach Jones done to improve your football career?

He has always pushed me to be better on both sides of the football. He always trust me with the ball to get in the endzone. Coach is very strict about how a certain play is ran, so I have to be perfect on every play.

What has the your Linebackers Coach done to improve your football career?

When I moved to linebacker sophomore year, from day one, Coach McCone would just tell me to focus on the little things and pay attention to detail. Since then it has improved the way I look at football.

What are your goals for your senior year at Aledo?

My first goal is to win back to back state titles. A personal goal is to win the district defensive MVP and just improving from last year.

How do you succeed as a teammate?

Pushing and supporting the players around me on and off the field.

What are future colleges getting out you?

A hard working leader that wont quit when times get hard. A guy that will step in as a leader and that is respected on and off the field

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