Maryland football made the cut for Oscar Smith High School (Va.) Inside Linebacker Keshon Artis’ top eight list..
Maryland football made the cut for Oscar Smith High School Inside Linebacker Keshon Artis’ top eight. He announced the list on Tuesday Morning July 4 via Twitter. Keshon Artis is the No.20 inside linebacker and No.11 best player in Virginia according to the 247Sports Composite.
Maryland football is facing some heavy competition on this list in West Virginia, Tennessee, NC State, Missouri, Duke, Syracuse and Virginia Tech. Making the cut for Artis final eight is good news for Maryland football seeing as he is a really good player for Oscar Smith and could be even better as a Maryland Terrapin, should he commit there..
For the Oscar Smith Tigers (13-2, 9-0 Southeastern Region), Keshon Artis displayed dominance and recorded 110 tackles (86 solo), 16 tackles for loss, four sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two touchdowns. He also received the following accolades: First Team All-Conference Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Region Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-State.
The six foot, 230 pound, inside linebacker has great hands and speed for a linebacker. He also is great on film at recognizing the play call and getting to the spot where the ball is. Not to forget, when he wraps up a ball carrier, they’re not breaking his tackle.
The Oscar Smith Tigers lost the Virginia High School League 6A State Championship game to the Westfield Bulldogs of Chantilly, Virginia, 34-28. With the way Keshon Artis played last season, Oscar Smith may get over the hump next season if he plays at the same level or better than last year. A state championship for Oscar Smith would be big for both team and Artis.
Could Maryland land Keshon Artis? Time will tell. It would be a huge pick for the DMV to UMD movement and Maryland’s defense.