MB’s Keane among three added to CCU’s 2013 class

Myrtle Beach High quarterback Tyler Keane searched far and wide for an opportunity to play Division I college football. He found it just down Highway 501 at Coastal Carolina.

Keane was one of three players added to the Chanticleers’ 2013 recruiting class, joining David Gaydosz and Dontay Hears and raising Coastal’s overall recruiting class to 35 student-athletes.

Keane totaled 3,036 passing yards and 30 touchdowns along with 54 rushing yards and two scores as a senior at Myrtle Beach. He led the Seahawks to a 10-2 record and a second-round playoff appearance in 2012 and set a South Carolina state record-tying eight touchdown passes against Conway High.

Keane, listed as 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, was regarded by many major schools as too small to play QB in college. But he has a big arm, throwing for 1,588 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior, when he shared the starting job with teammate CJ Cooper. He holds the Myrtle Beach single game passing record with 520 yards.

Joining him in the backfield is Gaydosz, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound running back from Cabell Midland High School in Ona, W.Va. Hears comes to Conway as a 5-foot-11, 165-pound cornerback from Watkins High Scholl in Gaithersburg, Md.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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