Brookhaven Star "Keene" On Southern Miss

Brookhaven Star "Keene" On Southern Miss

One of Mississippi's best two sport athletes in the class of 2012 is Brookhaven Academy junior Christian Keene. He is currently helping his football team to an outstanding season and is a top prospect in both football and baseball. Though it is the heart of football season, he took some time to switch gears and talk baseball in this interview.

Though his heart is in football right now, he still can look ahead to some key areas that he would like to see improvement to help his baseball game. "I am looking to get stronger and faster, and hopefully to hit more home runs this year," he said. "My arm is the biggest thing that I want to improve for next season though."

Playing two sports at such a high level, it is difficult to spend time devoting to one or the other. "I played a lot this summer; I played a lot with the school," he said.

"I was going to play select but with football I really couldn't devote that much time to it. I really wanted to, but I had to focus on both. I enjoyed the state games a lot though."

His answer on which sport he prefers depends upon the time of year that you ask him. "I am focused on whatever sport is going on at the time, it is hard for me to look ahead," he said. "I'd tell you my favorite is whatever season it is at the time."

Though he doesn't like to look ahead, he did give us a sneak peak at the baseball team for the Cougars next season.

"We are only going to have one senior, but I think we are going to still be pretty good," he said. "We have guys with experience even though they are not seniors so we'll be fine. I expect my role to be one of the leaders because of my experience. I am going to try and lead by example and hopefully they'll look up to me."

Though he hesitates to name a favorite sport, he does have a leader when it comes to playing in college.

"I hope to play baseball at the next level, honestly," he said when asked of his future plans.

"My dream has always been hopefully to be drafted. I am hearing from Southern Miss, Northwestern Louisiana, and Tulane is contacting me as well. If I could name a leader in baseball I'd definitely say Southern."

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