Keihn Engineering Visits and Favorites

Melvin Keihn

Gilman School (Baltimore) linebacker Melvin Keihn is in the process of setting up official visits to Virginia, Virginia Tech and Rutgers, but those aren't the only schools in the mix for the 2014 prospect. Keihn talks recruitment and an early favorite below.

After a quiet couple of months Melvin Keihn's recruitment is about to pick up.

"I am setting up official visits right now to Virginia, Virginia Tech and Rutgers so far," said the Gilman School linebacker. "I am debating taking official visits to Georgia Tech and Miami. And of course Maryland."

Keihn always stressed academics were high on his list of requirements as he focuses on majoring in engineering in college, and it looks like a team is finally getting an A plus on his report card.

"Virginia Tech is my favorite so far," he said. "I just like what they do; I like the people and the town out there."

Keihn visited Blacksburg this past weekend to watch the Hokies 27-17 win over North Carolina last Saturday.

"It was a good visit. Basically I went around the campus again and I finally was able to watch the game. My first time watching them live. It was nice. And after that just hanging out."

The 6-foot-3, 225 pounder was very impressed by how the defense has been handling themselves this season.

"Their defense plays really well," he said. " They had a couple of big stops on third downs. They were able to buckle down and stop them when they needed to. It was a good game for them."

Don't count out the other suitors just yet. In-state rival Virginia is still in his mind.

"I am trying to set my official for UVa soon. So I am trying to get in touch with the coaches before the end of this month to set things up."

Keihn says he continues to have a good relationship with UVa assistant Coach Anthony Poindexter and is still drawn to the Cavaliers' academic programs. But on Saturday, the Cavs will face another team on Keihn's shortlist, Maryland.

"It's going to be a good game. But I have a game that Saturday, so we will see what time I can get there."

Gilman will face Loyola Blakefield in Towson on Saturday at noon, and Keihn is unsure if you can make the game. Although he has been keeping a close eye on all the schools in his recruitment, at the end of the day who ever wins or loses does not have such a great impact on his decision.

"I am just trying to watch the game and see how both teams play," he explains. "I wanted to go to the game to see how Virginia's defense, secondary handles Stefon Diggs.

"It is going to be a tough battle, so it will be interesting to see what happens."

Many say the Terps are slipping with the 2014 prospect but Maryland is still in it.

"Maryland is in it. They are the hometown team, and even though they lost, they are still having a good season."

Keihn still doesn't know when he will decide, but one thing is for certain, it will not be before his high school season ends.

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