Keagan Maher aiming higher, bent on excellence, in it for the team @KeaganMaher @danrmaher @CooperFootball @AustinSchaffer2 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS

Cooper Jaguars showing lots of football is getting played in Union, KY

’26 RB/SS/ATH already way ahead of the game

Keagan Maher is really showing out for the ’26s across the commonwealth of Kentucky. Maher has been timed at 4.43-seconds in the 40-yard dash, gained 1,563-total yards and scored 22-TDs playing 5A football in ’23, though only a sophomore at the time, and has helped lead his team to the 5A title game. This guy’s 4.0 GPA makes him super-recruitable too, together with the speed and dynamic, twitchy, explosiveness. This might be a name one needs to remember. Just a hunch.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

NCSA Profile Page, includes Sophomore Hudl Film

Keaghan Maher is quite an athlete. Particularly for a guy who is 5’8,” and weighs 165-pounds.

Before anyone thinks that is too small for the next level at RB, we have seen plenty of college and even NFL stars at RB who are 5’8.” Ever heard of Barry Sanders?

Maher has speed to burn. He has registered a 4.43-seconds in the 40-yard dash, runs the pro agility shuttle in 4.01-seconds, and polishes off a three-cone in 6.72-seconds.

For those who want to question that reported speed, the prospect has a 37-inch vertical and broad jumps 9.1-feet. We did mention he is 5’8,” right?

Maher had 1,563-total yards and 22-total TDs in 2023 as a sophomore

KHSAA statistical website

Maher has been doing work in the weight room. He reports a bench press of 225-pounds while squatting 425-pounds.

What has he done on the field? We’re glad you asked.

Maher gained 1,240-yards rushing and averaged 6.8-yards per carry as a sophomore playing for a 5A football program which was a finalist at that level of play. Maher accounted for 323-yards receiving and 11.5-yards swinging out of the backfield.

All told, Maher had 1,563-total yards and 22-total TDs (receiving and rushing). Before we forget, he also carries a 4.0 GPA.

Maher seems to understand this process. Maher published to one of his social media platforms, “I understand to succeed takes work. I have natural abilities I don’t want to take for granted. I am always looking to improve and for the next challenge.”

I do whatever I need to for my teammates

Keagan Maher, pulled from one of his social media sites

Maher concluded with “I do whatever I need to for my teammates.” We haven’t canvassed his teammates but suspect they would agree.

Cooper looks to be a team on the rise across Kentucky in the 5A classification. The Jaguars are solidly (if not spectacularly) coached by Randy Borchers and have many important pieces returning for the ’24 campaign.

Unfortunately, the same can be said about the program which beat Cooper for the championship in ’23, Bowing Green Senior High. This one will be fun to monitor. We know this, having someone like Maher in the backfield certainly won’t hurt.

This is Friday Night Fletch, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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