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FOOTBALL: Federal Way's Keenan Curran will play at San Jose State

Federal Way senior Keenan Curran (2) gave verbal commitment to play in the fall at San Jose State University. Curran will play safety for the Spartans.  - Rick Edelman, For the Mirror
Federal Way senior Keenan Curran (2) gave verbal commitment to play in the fall at San Jose State University. Curran will play safety for the Spartans.
— image credit: Rick Edelman, For the Mirror

Federal Way High School defensive back Keenan Curran will play football in the fall at San Jose State University. The senior announced his decision on his Twitter account Tuesday morning.

"I have officially committed to further my education and play my college football at San Jose State University," he said on Twitter. "I feel so relieved that me and my family are happy and that I get an opportunity to fulfill my dreams next year."

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound safety led the entire South Puget Sound League in interceptions with six. Curran other had Division-I offers from Air Force, Army, Idaho, Wyoming and Yale.

Curran was recently named to the Associated Press' 2013 Washington All-State first-team as a defensive back after leading the Eagles to the state semifinals for the first time since 1976. Federal Way lost to eventual-champ Chiawana. He was also the SPSL Defensive Back of the Year, named All-Area by The News Tribune and to the Star Times Team by the Seattle Times.

Curran was also the Eagles' starting quarterback, throwing for 646 yards and six touchdowns during the regular season, which even included 342 in one game. Curran also racked up 1,516 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns to finish with 2,162 yards of total offense.

San Jose State finished 6-6 this season playing in the Mountain West Conference. The Spartans biggest win of the season came in their season finale, when they beat formerly unbeaten Fresno State, 62-52.

He will join former Federal Way teammate Michael Tate at San Jose State. Tate redshirted this season for the Spartans after graduating from Federal Way in 2013.

According to Scout.com, Curran is the 107th-ranked safety in the nation and a three-star recruit. He visited San Jose State's campus a week after the Eagles lost to Chiawana, Dec. 6-8.

Curran also helped the Federal Way track and field team win the 2013 Class 4A state championship. Curran won the state championship in the triple jump.

 

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