Coray Keel commits to Indiana

UPDATE: Snellville (Ga.) South Gwinnett High School wide receiver Coray Keel had planned to take several official visits. It turned out he only needed to take one before making up his mind.

Coray Keel had planned to take all of his official visits before making a final decision on where he would attend college next season.

But just over a week after the 3-star wide receiver from Snellville (Ga.) South Gwinnett High School took an official visit to Bloomington for the IU-Missouri game, Keel decided he knew exactly where he wanted to play.

Monday, Keel gave Indiana coach Kevin Wilson his verbal commitment to play for the Hoosiers beginning in the fall of 2014.

He's the 11th commit in the IU class and the second wide receiver.

Keel told Monday night that Indiana just had everything he was looking for in a college, both academically and athletically.

"The coaching staff is great and I know I can come in there and play right away and make an impact,'' Keel said. "I really like the offense they run, the facilities, just everything about the school.''

Keel said he had narrowed his list of schools to Indiana, Kansas State, Purdue, Minnesota and Georgia State. He had a fourth Big Ten offer from Illinois. He said he figured he would also visit at least Kansas State but after checking out IU he knew it was the right fit.

"The spread offense is just a great offense and especially so for a wide receiver,'' Keel said. "It's a fast tempo and you really move the ball. It was easy to picture myself playing in that offense.''

From an academics standpoint, Keel is hoping to study Business. When he was able to visit the Kelley School and learn about its reputation that sealed the deal, he said.

"The fact that Indiana has one of the best business schools in the country that was just the icing on the cake,'' Keel said.

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