Catching Up With Virginia Football Commit Keyshawn Burgos

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Matoaca (VA) senior defensive line prospect and University of Virginia football commit Keyshawn Burgos did not have to look far to learn the value of hard work and dedication.

“I got it from my parents,” he said. “Both of my parents didn’t come from distinguished families that had a lot. Both came from small families struggling while growing up. They had to grow up faster than most kids. They kept grinding. My mom had to get a job at 15. She worked nights to go to school in the morning. At four years old I remember her going to college, staying up all night with four kids. It showed me I have to work for everything.”

Giving all-out-effort helped Burgos thrive on the gridiron for the Warriors this past spring. It helped him on the wrestling mat, where he captured regional and Class 5 championships as a junior last year. It also helped him this June, when recruiting essentially reopened following a dead period that last over a year because of the coronavirus.