Illinois is searching high and low for offensive lineman for the Class of 2018, and the Illini recently offered Kievan Myers out of Dallas (Texas) Bishop Dunne High School.
“I was very excited,” Myers told Illini Inquirer. “I didn’t see it coming. I had been talking to the offensive line coach (Luke Butkus), but I really wasn’t expecting an offer. I was a little shocked.”
Myers is a 6-foot 5, 330-pound monster who has all the physical tools necessary to compete at a high level. Scout currently has the Texas native rated as a 3-star prospect
“I’m physical, fast, and strong,” Myers said.
Like most potential recruits, Myers noted Lovie Smith’s NFL experience as a big reason why he would be interested in the Illini.
“It would be fun to play for Coach Smith,” Myers said. “It would be good to play under somebody who has that kind of experience and who can teach you more of the game.”
Myers currently holds offers from Illinois, Texas Tech, Colorado, Memphis, Colorado State, UTSA, and West Virginia.
He hopes to commit after his senior season, and said that Texas Tech, first program to offer Myers back in January, is at the top of his list because of its proximity to his home.
How could Illinois put itself in a position to land him?
“Just by making me feel comfortable all the time,” Myers said. “So far, Coach Butkus has been great.”
Illinois is the first Big Ten school to offer Myers and that could pay off in their benefit once Decision Day rolls around.
“I think it would be fun to play in the Big Ten,” Myers said. “I’ve heard it’s a very good conference.”