40 time: 4.8
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."
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.