Although the ceremony was postponed until next week to accommodate several football teammates, Marcus Kehoe couldnt wait another day to make it official he was a Division I athlete.
Privately signing and faxing a national letter of intent to pole vault at North Texas, the Lampasas senior joined the National Signing Day congregation on Wednesday. As a kid, you always have that goal to become a Division I athlete, and growing up I always thought that was going to be in football for me, said Kehoe, who rushed for 1,141 yards and 16 touchdowns this past season. But I still ended up getting the chance to compete at the Division I level, and thats what it came to. Thats the kind of competition I want to be apart of.
Kehoe finished with the fourth-best height (15-feet) at the 3A state track and field meet last May, a mere six inches from reaching the medal stand.
Ultimately choosing the Mean Green over UT-San Antonio, Kehoe said he was most impressed by the caliber of coaching at UNT.
Derek Mackel jumped 13-feet in high school and went to college and jumped 18-1 hes somebody thats got a tenacious mentality and wants to be the best, Kehoe said. Thats definitely something I want to associate with.