2007 CU Prospect: QB Keiffer Garton

Colorado will need to take at least one quarterback this recruiting cycle and it is a great year for signal callers across the nation. If CU wants to state in-state with their prospect, the best available one just might be Keiffer Garton from the defending state champion Douglas County Huskies. Garton's head coach, Jeff Ketron, says he has Joe Montana-type magic. The QB likes the Buffs early.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
40 time: 4.8
Bench: 240
Squat: 475
Clean: 285
Vertical: 30"
From: Castle Rock, Colorado
High School: Douglas County

As a junior, Keiffer Garton had a 65 percent completion rate and in the playoffs he boasted an amazing 82 percent completion rate. He threw for 1,900 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for 300 yards and 10 touchdowns. Garton was named second team all-conference and first team all-state. "I know the offense that I run," Garton explains. "I am smart with the ball and I make good decisions."

Douglas County Head Coach, Jeff Ketron, says of Garton, "He is one of those kids that has the magical touch. He has this aura about him - a sixth sense you can't teach. He is a Joe Montana-type in the sense that he is just a winner. He has lost one game in his entire football career."

Early in the process, he is hearing from Colorado State, Kansas State, Stanford, Rice, and Princeton. "My favorites are Stanford, Colorado, Colorado State and Rice. If I could go anywhere, it would be Stanford. But, I am open to every school that comes after me."

Garton has seen the CU coaches around Douglas County. "I saw one of their coaches in my coach's office. They are a good school that I have grown up watching. They are local and they are in the Big 12."

The quarterback has plans on attending Kansas State's spring game with teammates Ethan Adkins and Luke Diehl. Both his teammates have offers from the Wildcats.

Garton carries a 3.8 core GPA and will take both his tests in April. He is thinking of majoring in Business or Business Management.


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