Former Callaway Cavalier KeShun Freeman wasn’t at the ACC media days in Greensboro, N.C., but his name did come up.
Freeman is a freshman linebacker for Georgia Tech, and as an early enrollee he has been with the team since the winter.
That allowed Freeman to participate in spring practice with the Jackets, and head coach Paul Johnson said he made quite an impression.
When talking about the defense with members of the media this week, Johnson said Freeman was one of the defensive standouts in spring practice.
“I really liked KeShun Freeman’s motor in the spring,” Johnson said. “I think he can make plays.”
Quayshawn Nealy, a veteran on the Georgia Tech defense, said Freeman is one of the young players who could see some significant playing time this season.
The Yellow Jackets lost eight starters from last year’s defense, including current San Diego Charger Jeremiah Attaochu, so there will be playing time available for some new players.
“I mean, we have some guys that came in and filled some big shoes, like KeShun Freeman,” Nealy said. “He’s going to be playing Jeremiah Attaochu’s position.”
Freeman verbally committed to Georgia Tech in June of 2013, and he never wavered on that commitment.
By January, Freeman was enrolled at Georgia Tech, and soon after he was with the team during spring practice.
Freeman did make it back to Callaway High for national signing day in February so he could share that moment with his teammates.
As a senior, Freeman helped the Cavaliers go 12-2 and make it to the semifinals where they led Buford at the half before losing 24-14.
“Our freshman year, we came into high school with big dreams,” Freeman said. “We always used to say we wanted to be the best players that came through Callaway. We’ve done a lot of things, set some records. I’m proud of this class.”
Now, Freeman is hoping to make a similar impact on the collegiate level, and he’d like to get a chance to begin making plays right away.
“I want to play,” Freeman said. “That’s my goal.”