July 11, 2013

Render continues to work hard

Being a Division I recruit is not something that Keegan Render has let go to his head. The future Hawkeye offensive lineman is working as hard as ever this summer as he prepares for his senior year at Indianola. We caught up with Render's head coach, Eric Kluver, to talk about what type of player and person Iowa is getting, his strengths and weaknesses, and much more.

Q: What type of player has Keegan been for you?

KLUVER: Keegan has started for us as a freshman and been a big part of our offensive line. He is a physical player that has great feet and is an exceptional run blocker.

Q: What are his main strengths at this point in his career?

KLUVER: I think his run blocking right now. One thing I think Keegan has going for him is the head on his shoulders. He is humble and down to Earth. He has been recruited heavily and you'd never know it if you work with him every day. Basically nothing has changed with him. He still works hard and has a good attitude. I would say that is something he has going for him.

Q: What areas is he focused on getting better at?

KLUVER: His pass protection and that is understandable because we run the ball a lot. At Indianola, he gets more work with run blocking than pass protection so that is understandable. I know speaking with Iowa, Keegan might be too big for the simple fact that he is 310 pounds right now. He probably needs to lose a little weight so that he'd be leaner and quicker getting off the ball.

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