Ht/Wt: 6-foot-3, 245 pounds
Projected 2012 Status: Likely In Rotation
Early Evaluation: "With Keilin you have a kid who puts up weight room numbers that are just atypical of a high school kid. It's really not hard to figure out why so many programs were so high on him. He's a 6-foot-3, 245 pound who bench presses 400 pounds and still has the speed and flexibility to pursue the ball. We're talking about a kid who did 25 reps of 225 pounds with 50 pounds of chains on the bench." - Jim Collins
The Expectations: "Just like with most every player there's a chance for him to come in and earn an opportunity to play early on. Guys like Kelby Brown, Austin Gamble, and David Helton did it and Keilin has that ability we believe. Physically he's ready to play at the college level right away. We have some depth at linebacker, but we're looking for the four guys who are the most ready to contribute." - Jim Collins
Scouting Summary & Approach: "On tape we saw a guy who could easily and fluidly change direction, who was very smart on the field, and who fit the profile of the kind of player we want at Duke. Both on and off the field." - Jim Collins
Recruiting Recap: Rayner picked Duke over North Carolina, East Carolina, and Ohio State in a Signing Day decision. Other offers for Rayner included North Carolina State, Tennessee, Clemson, Wake Forest, and South Carolina.
Rayner also earned an invite to the Shrine Bowl after registering nearly 300 tackles in his final two seasons of high school ball.