Notre Dame has been recruiting Michael Keck (6-5, 215-pounds) since last fall. A lot has happened since then and Harrisonville head coach Fred Bouchard is trying to keep his head above water when dealing with all the recruiting attention Keck is receiving.
"Pretty good," Harrisonville head coach Fred Bouchard said when asked how recruiting was progressing for Keck. "He's picked up some additional offers…Colorado, Colorado State. Dave Doeren was the linebacker coach at Kansas just took a position at Wisconsin and he's been in regular contact with Michael.
"Everybody calls on him. I talked to Todd McNair at USC last night, the coaches from Texas and Oklahoma called about the third or forth day after signing day. Oklahoma State called today and Alabama sent tape out today.
"Ron Prince (Kansas State head coach) and Gary Pinkel (Missouri head coach) have earmarked him as their premier recruit," coach Bouchard said. "He gets more than a letter a day from Mizzou. He gets pummeled with mail. He gets hand written stuff, text messages. They have said that believe he is clearly the No. 1 prospect in the in the bi-state area between Kansas and Missouri. "
Keck visited Notre Dame last fall and again for the January 14 junior day. The Irish are still very interested in Michael but he's seeing more interest from the schools that have offered him at this time.
"Since the junior day I haven't really spoken to them," Keck said when asked if the Notre Dame staff had been on contact with them. "I've gotten one text message from coach Vaas since I went up there. I've gotten a few letters in the mail, but nothing serious.
"It's still early, I'm not going to jump into anything. Some schools have offered, but I'm going to give others a chance. Other than that I'm just seeing who is interested in me."
Keck currently has scholarship offers from Kansas State, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Colorado State.
As a junior, Keck had 140 tackles, 16 sacks, and 32 tackles for loss.