East St. Louis,IL, high school has been known for decades to regularly have high level football prospects on a yearly basis. 2011 will be no different as WR Keante Minor 6'2"194 4.47 forty has emerged as one of the top prospects in the region and nation.
Minor, who caugth 42 passes for 812 yards and 8TDs while averaging 19 yards per catch as a junior, recently was named among Scout.com's top 150 players in the 2011 class after having a standout appearance at the US %%MATCH_6%% combine.
Keante finished among the top prospects during testing with a 4.47 forty yard dash, 4.26 shuttle time and 36" vertical jump. He also stood out during receiving drills at the combine.
"The combine was fun. I did pretty well there." said Minor."Recruiting is going well. I am hearing mostly from Illinois, Missouri and Michigan St. along with a few others. I was suppose to go to Mizzou's junior day back on January 30th ,but my coach took me and a couple of my teammates, Clint Tucker and Glen Faulker to Illinois' junior day instead."
Keante had previously told me of his interest in Missouri and intention to attend Missouri's junior day,so I asked him if the late change in plans to attend Illinois junior day instead changed his interest level in the Tigers.
"No. I like Missouri and I am still interested in them. I like their offense and how they use their receivers. I like Coach Ford. I will make it up there sometime."
Minor, who said he is interested in majoring in accounting in college does not have a timetable for making an early decision.
"I will take my time. I don't plan on making any decision until after my senior season and I take my visits."ShowMeMizzou.com will continue to follow Keante Minor's recruitment.