Sconiers still favors Cardinals

Three-star Oak Lawn (ILL.) Richards wide receiver still favors Louisville over Minnesota but isn't quiet ready to make his decision. Is Sconiers close to pulling the trigger on a commitment or will he wait to see if any other offers head his way?

Keith Sconiers, the 6-foot-2, 175-pound three-star wide receiver from Richards High School in Oak Lawn, Ill., has seen his recruiting stall a bit, but not from the schools he's most interested in.

Sconiers, ranked as the No. 120 wide receiver in the country by, now says he favors Louisville solidly over Minnesota and those two lead big over Iowa, Michigan State and Tennessee. Of those, only the Cardinals and Gophers have offered. He says he also has offers from Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Indiana and Arizona.

WR Keith Sconiers favors
UofL over Minnesota.

"But I haven't really been talking to Iowa, Michigan State or Tennessee much," he said. "I haven't talked to anyone from Iowa in over a month. They really wanted me to come to their camp, but I couldn't make it.

"I still get some mail from Michigan State," he said. "I think they just want to see me play this season."

And Sconiers actually visited the Vols a couple weeks ago. "I loved it," he said. "But I really just walked around the campus and says the facilities and stadium. I didn't get a chance to meet with the coaches or anything."

So it's down to Louisville and Minnesota in terms of Sconiers' offers and the Cardinals appear to be the team to beat. "They show me a lot of attention," he said of the Louisville coaches. "They think that I'd be able to play early if I went there.

"I really like the family atmosphere at Louisville and the coaches are great too," Sconiers said. "I got to talk to some of the players there too and they really like it. They say the coaches work with you a lot and want to see you succeed."

Sconiers hasn't set up any official visits yet and isn't sure when he will. "I may not take any until after the season," he said. "But I'm not sure I'll wait that long (to commit)."

He admits that although he isn't ready to pull the trigger quite yet, he'd prefer to decide somewhat early. "I'd like to get it out of the way," Sconiers said. "Getting it done early would take a lot of pressure off me. I don't want to see my recruiting stock go down or anything, but I may wait a bit and see what else happens."

While Sconiers seems high on the Cardinals now, don't rule out the Gophers chances yet. "I love how they got a new stadium and are improving their facilities and everything," he said. "They have a new coach too and the program is up-and-coming."

Sconiers starts his senior season on Aug. 28 when his school takes on Joliet Township High School.

He reports a 2.5 core GPA and although he took the ACT in June, he says he doesn't know his score. "I gotta check with my parents," he said. "I don't know what I got."

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