MINEOLA — Trevor Keener, who helped lead Mineola High School to its first-ever state championship football game in December, has committed to Tyler Junior College, Keener announced Sunday night.

After several other offers, Keener decided to stay in East Texas and play for TJC coach Danny Palmer.

Keener said he made a decision to play at TJC instead of redshirting at a four-year university. The Tyler Morning Telegraph/ETFinalScore.com All-East Texas Defensive Player of the year finished with 196 tackles, 25 of which were for loss.

The defensive lineman played in the Blue-Grey All-American game in St. Petersburg, Florida, and will play in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Heart of a Champion Bowl in June.

Keener was all-state on the Associated Press Sports Editors' team as well as the Texas Sports Writers Association.





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