McKeon, Leonard receive new offers

Despite limited touches in 2014, All-State tight end Sean McKeon is a can't-miss prospect for Shepherd Hill Regional. Courtesy Linda Flibbert

Two of the state's top Class of 2016 football prospects picked up some more offers today.

Shepherd Hill tight end Sean McKeon has seen his interest pick up steam once again, getting his 17th Division 1 offer, from Colorado State, earlier this afternoon, to go along with a Virginia offer yesterday.

It's the eighth offer he's picked up in the month of May alone; Syracuse, UConn, Temple, Boston College, Pitt, Delaware and Virginia have also offered this month. UMass, Old Dominion and Air Force have also offered from the FBS ranks, while Harvard, Yale, New Hampshire, Columbia, Bucknell and Bryant have offered from the FCS tier.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound McKeon was named to ESPN Boston's annual All-State Team this past fall after helping the Rams capture the MIAA Division 4 Central Championship. On defense he teamed with Chris Lindstrom -- a Boston College signee, and ESPN Boston's Lineman of the Year -- to form one of the most feared defensive end duos, himself registering 57 tackles and 7.5 sacks.

On offense as a tight end, McKeon accounted for more than half of the Rams’ receiving totals in their run-heavy "Double Wing" scheme, with 19 catches for 354 yards and three touchdowns. Those receiving totals included one of the most incredible catch-and-run touchdowns of the 2014 season, in the D4 Central Final against St. Peter-Marian:

You can view his 2014 season highlight film, courtesy of Hudl, below:

Meanwhile, Marshfield center Shane Leonard picked up his fifth Division 1 FCS offer today, from the University of New Hampshire:

Fordham offered Leonard yesterday, while Coastal Carolina, Bryant and Liberty have also offered this spring.

Leonard is one of the most physically-imposing run blockers in the 2016 recruiting class for the Bay State, a key cog in the Rams' bulldozing run to the MIAA Division 2 State Championship last fall. He has varying degrees of interest across both tiers of Division 1, from the Ivy League all the way up to Boston College, Syracuse and UMass.

The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Leonard was a road grater last fall, demonstrating adeptness at both blowing interior defensive linemen off the point of attack, as well as getting out to the second level. You can watch his junior season highlight reel, courtesy of Hudl, below: