DE Arden Key of Atlanta said Tuesday he has made his decision and he has notified the school he’s chosen. Key said he still plans to reveal his choice on June 10th, at least as of now. “I’m not 100% on the 10th,” Key said. “Some school might change my mind.”
Of course, Key changed his mind once before last year when he decommitted from USC. In his most recent top five list, Key listed Oregon, Miami, LSU, Ole Miss and USC in that order. Several internet recruiting media have scoffed at that order insisting USC is indeed his favorite.
“They don’t know what they are talking about,” Key said. ‘That top five is relevant. I know where I’m going right now. I feel good about the choice. They have a high graduate rate, and mostly I have a good relationship with the coaches and the school itself.” Key says he has visited the school.
USC was by twice this spring to check on Key and he last talked with recruiter Lorenzo Ward about a week ago. He plans to visit USC again on June 13th.
Key has told his former assistant coach Clifford Browning about his decision. Browning worked closely with Key on the decision.
“Opportunity to play and play early was the biggest factor,” Browning said. “We were able to break down every team’s depth chart. I think he’ll shock a few people. It’s a good decision, a good decision for him.”
Key said he expects to play defensive end or a hybrid position in college. Last year he had over 100 tackles and 8 sacks.