Cougars eyeing 5A Texas receiver

It appears that BYU has one more wide receiver scholarship to give for the 2014 class. The recruiting staff has already secured outstanding commitments from receivers Nick Kurtz, Trey Dye, and one of the nation's top receiving prospects in Matt Bushman. Now the Cougar staff is taking a look at another talented wide receiver that hails from the talent-rich state of Texas.

At Round Rock High School in Texas, there is a two-sport athlete that BYU wide receiver coach Guy Holliday is taking a serious look at, and for good reason. At 6 feet 3 inches and 197 pounds, Keyon Dilosa has some impressive skill sets that have allowed him to be successful both on the football field and basketball court.

"I play slot receiver and I also play outside receiver, so I play both positions on offense," Dilosa said. "I also return kicks."

Over the summer at the Colorado Satellite camp, Dilosa was clocked running a 4.45 in the 40-yard dash. He also recorded the second-best vertical jump with a 39.3 at the Nike Football Training Camp in Dallas last April.

Towards the end of October, Dilosa had some impressive numbers while playing in the top level of Texas high school football. It was reported that he had hauled in 40 catches for more than 600 yards in addition to five touchdowns.

Three games later, Dilosa doesn't know exactly what all of his stats are now, but he does know he's added three more receiving touchdowns as well as a touchdown on a kick return.

With his impressive on-field performance, Dilosa has raised the eyebrows of a few college programs in the process. Some have pulled the trigger and offered while others are taking a closer look.

"There's a lot of colleges taking a look at me," Dilosa said. "New Mexico, Arkansas State, Houston, BYU, Texas Tech, Colorado, Kansas State, Tennessee, [University of Texas San Antonio] and a bunch of schools. Arkansas State has offered me and so has Houston. New Mexico has also and Montana State has and Texas Tech and BYU are close to offering me."

While Dilosa feels that an offer from Texas Tech and from BYU could be near, nothing is set in stone.

"Texas Tech is saying that they have a lot of other receivers committed right now, but they're trying to work something out to get an extra scholarship opened up," said Dilosa. "BYU is showing interest in me, but they're still evaluating me right now. We'll see how it goes since it's still kind of early for them."

Dilosa is also receiving some interest from Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Indiana.

When it comes to a having a favorite, right now Dilosa is staying pretty neutral. He's squarely focused on his current season, and in time will buckle down and evaluation his options more.

"I mean, right now I haven't really sat down and taken a hard look at all the schools that have offered me or are close to offering," Dilosa said. "I'm just focused on my senior year and finishing strong to help my team go deep into the playoffs."

BYU has defeated two Texas teams this season: Texas and Houston.

"I don't really know a whole bunch about them but I have watched them a lot on TV," said Dilosa. "I know they're good, I mean, they're always good and have a high-powered offense. I talked with the coaches and they said they were ranked pretty high in the nation for passing and rushing.

"They just started recruiting me not that long ago. I talked to BYU's receivers coach the other night and he told me that if they win this game [against Notre Dame] this Saturday, he's going to come out and watch me next week. So, that's pretty cool. I know BYU has a really good business school, so BYU is a school that intrigues me because it's different. When I talked to them they said they have a really good business school and that's what I want to study in college."

Coach Holliday also gave the senior Round Rock receiver an assignment.

"When we talked he said he was going to do a little research and told me to do some research on them," said Dilosa. "He told me that he watched my film and said he loved it. He said he was going to check into my background and do a little research on me. He said for me to call him this weekend and we'll go from there. I just really started talking to him just recently, so I need to look more into what BYU is all about. I haven't really had a chance because I've been focused on our game this weekend. I need to start researching them and will do that soon."

So what exactly is he looking for in a college?

"The first thing I want to look for is the graduation rate of the university. Education is important to me so I want to look at that," Dilosa said. "Then I want to look at a school that has my major and how well that program is. I want to go into business, so a good business school would be important to me. Then I just want to look at what school is best fit for me.

"I want to go to a college where there's a welcoming environment and where I can feel comfortable. I don't want to go somewhere where the coaches aren't that welcoming because then the players won't be welcoming. If the coaches think really highly of you, then the players will think highly of you too. I just want to be at a place where I feel at home and feel the love and can fit right in."

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