BYU Extends Offer to Keyon Dilosa

The BYU coaching staff has been looking to add one more wide receiver to their 2014 recruiting class to compliment incoming receivers Trey Dye and Nick Kurtz. BYU's coaching staff is hard at work in trying to build a lethal passing attack, and they believe they found that third prospect for their Go Fast, Go Hard offense in Keyon Dilosa.

Playing at Round Rock High School in Texas, wide receiver Keyon Dilosa (6-3, 180 lbs.) has been placed firmly on the BYU coaching staff's radar.

"My first contact with BYU was about two weeks ago," Dilosa said. "Then last Wednesday, Coach Holliday came down and talked to me. Then about 30 minutes later my dad gave me Coach Mendenhall's phone number. My dad told me to call him so I did."

Dilosa called and spoke with BYU's head coach and was very excited about what Coach Mendenhall had to share with him.

"When I called and spoke with Coach Mendenhall that's when he told me he was offering me," Dilosa said. "He (Coach Mendenhall) told me, 'I want you to come down here and make sure you like the people and the campus here.' He also talked to me about the honor code and the academics and the schedule and stuff like that."

Dilosa is aware of BYU's stature across the nature and likes that the Cougars play everywhere as part of their Independent status.

"I knew they were looking at me before so when Coach Mendenhall told me he was offering me a scholarship I was excited. They're an independent college and play a good schedule every year against colleges all across the country. I'm really excited about it."

Dilosa isn't LDS but believes BYU's stringent honor code is a good set of guidelines that will benefit him both in his athletic and personal life.

"I mean, the honor code is something good and I think it can really help you become a better person," said Dilosa. "I think it's something that can help you stay focused and improve your life as a person. I think it's a good thing."

Since receiving his BYU offer, Dilosa has received some encouraging words from fellow Cougar wide receiver commit Nick Kurtz.

"Yeah, we talk back and forth a little bit on Twitter," said Dilosa. "He was encouraging me to look more into BYU. I looked him up and watched some of his highlights and stuff like that."

Having just recently gotten to know BYU receiver coach Guy Holliday, Dilosa has been impressed with BYU's receiver coach's frank and earnest approach to recruiting.

"What I've noticed about Coach Holliday is he's a real honest person and I liked that about him," said Dilosa. "He's someone that is very straightforward and tells it how it is. I like that. He also seems like a coach that knows a lot about the game and developing wide receivers."

Coach Holliday has coached wide receivers at the collegiate level for over 15 years, and during that period of time has produced a number of players who went on to have careers in the NFL.

"He's got a really good coaching pedigree that's for sure," Dilosa said. "He's had some successes coaching players up."

Dilosa plays at the 5A level in Texas, the highest division for football in the state. He was used in multiple roles by Round Rock Head Coach Jeff Cheatham. He's even handled kick return duties this season and registered an 89-yard kick return against McNeil High School earlier this season.

"I had 57 catches for 767 yards and seven receiving touchdowns," said Dilosa. "I've also done kick returns, played in the backfield and taken handoffs as well.

Coach Cheatham mentioned that Kansas State, Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas Tech, Memphis, Colorado, TCU, and Oklahoma State have been down to scout Round Rock offensive lineman Robert Castanda and Keyon Dilosa. To date, Dilosa has a few offers on the table.

"Yeah, right now I just want to take my time," Dilosa said. "I want to take my visits first. Arkansas State, New Mexico, Montana State, Incarnate Word, and Houston have all offered me. I'm definitely taking a trip to Arkansas State. Other than BYU, that's the only one (visit) right now."

Before making a final decision on a college of his choice, Dilosa wants to take all of his visits in order to best inform himself when it comes time to make that final decision.

"We had an official visit set up for BYU this weekend (December 14) and I was going to go, but my dad wants to go and he wasn't able to make it," Dilosa said. "We decided to move the official visit to January. I believe it's the last weekend of January before signing day. I'm pretty excited to head out there and check things out."

When Dilosa flies out to visit BYU on his official visit, there are a few things he'll be looking for in particular.

"There are a couple things I want to see when I go up there," he said. "I just want to go up there and get a feel for the environment. I want to make sure it's a welcoming environment; that's important to me. I want to make sure I fit in and can fit in the offense and gel well with the players and coaches. I just want to see how things feel up there."

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