Keith Sconiers of Oak Lawn, IL is a member of the traditional powerhouse Richards High School football program. The Bulldogs had a down year under first year Head Coach Tony Sheehan at 4-5, but look to bounce back this year according to Sconiers.
"We have a lot of guys returning." he says. "I think we could do some good things next year."
Sconiers is certainly doing some big things as well. He hauled in 31 passes for 656 yards and seven touchdowns in the 2008 season. If you do a bit of quick math, that means he averaged around 22 yards every time he caught the ball. Those are some pretty impressive numbers.
"I like to make plays with the ball in my hands." Keith states with confidence. "I am kind of an all-around receiver."
His skills have caught the attention of many schools around the nation, but just two have offered him a scholarship: Arizona and Minnesota.
Of his recent visit to Iowa City, he came away impressed.
"I really liked it there." He says. "I got to watch the scrimmage and go to the meetings. I liked it for the first time - I definitely want to get there again.."
Keith is also a talented basketball player. At 6'3", 180 pounds and timed at 4.5 in the 40, he used his skill set to average around 17 points per game on a 23-6 team. But, he plans to start concentrating more on his gridiron work.
"I want to do a lot of camping this summer (for football)." Sconiers said. "I want to try and camp there(at Iowa)."
He is not worried about distance from home when looking for a college choice.
"I don't care how far it is from my house. I just want to go somewhere that will help me get a good job after I graduate. And, to look back on it (playing college football) and smile."