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February 2, 2003Keenan Burton, Wide Receiver/Defensive Back, 6-2, 180, Fr-HS, Louisville, Ky. (DuPont Manual)
Playmaking athlete as a quarterback and safety in high school ... First-team all-state as a senior by The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" listing of the top-22 seniors in the state ... Helped lead DuPont Manual HS in Louisville to the Class AAAA state playoffs four consecutive seasons ... Four-year letterman and three-year starter ... Primarily played quarterback on offense, although he did see some action as a receiver, running back, and kick returner ... Two-year member of the all-county and all-district teams ... Career stats include 274 rushing attempts for 1,634 yards, a 6.0-yard average, and 25 touchdowns ... Completed 81 of 226 passes for 1,605 yards and 17 TDs ... Had 98 tackles in his career, along with 30 pass breakups ... Intercepted 10 passes, returning two for touchdowns ... Also had a punt return for a touchdown ... The No. 6 prospect in Kentucky according to SuperPrep ... The No. 5 prospect in Kentucky and one of the top-50 defensive backs in the nation by Rivals.com/PrepStar magazine ... "Keenan has the quickest first step I've seen in a long time," said Manual Coach Joe Nichols. "He has really deceptive speed, great hands, and is an all-around athlete" ... An all-district performer in basketball ... Athleticism is indicated by his track events, the 400- and 800-meter runs, 4x200- , 4x400- , and 4x800-meter relays, the long jump, and the triple jump ... Has participated in the state meet in all three relays and both jumps ... Member of the student council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... His father, Ed, played football and ran track at Morehead State ... Decided on Kentucky after also considering Northwestern, Indiana, Marshall, Louisville, Miami (Ohio), and Boston College.