Khalil Keith (Gene Swindoll, Gene's Page)

Three-star two-way lineman Khalil Keith visited Ole Miss officially over the weekend

Three-star offensive/defensive lineman Khalil Keith committed to Baylor just over a week ago.

And if it’s up to his mother, Kyrel, he’ll stay that way.

Khalil and Kyrel visited Ole Miss over the weekend — the second of back-to-back official visits for Khalil to close out his recruitment. But while Khalil liked what he saw and said the Rebels are “at the top of my list,” Kyrel wasn’t as impressed.

“I know it’s the SEC and everybody says it’s a great opportunity, but when you heart is in one place it’s what it is,” Kyrel said. “Baylor did everything, the academics were on point. The staff was excellent. I just feel like that’s where he should be.”

“I liked everything I’ve seen,” Khalil said. “I definitely see myself playing here. The players and host were genuine and every question I asked they told me the truth. They really let me get a feel for the place.”

The 6-foot-5. 293-pound Keith said he’s “not 100 percent” in his commitment to Baylor, but “I’m definitely still with them, though.” An Alpine, Ala., product, Keith is being recruited by the Bears as an offensive tackle. Ole Miss has Keith evaluated as a defensive tackle. 

He said he doesn’t have a preference. He’s only played two seasons as an offensive tackle.

“Baylor was in contact,” during the Ole Miss visit, Keith said. “Asked how my visit was. (Baylor head coach Matt Rhule) really didn’t want me to come, but said it’s my decision.”

Keith said he will decide in the next couple of days and make his college announcement at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The last month-plus has been somewhat of a whirlwind for Keith, with a number of schools coming in late to offer a scholarship. 

Keith holds offers from Baylor, Cincinnati, FAU, Indiana, Memphis, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Tulane, UAB and Wake Forest.

“At first I didn’t have my grades, to be honest,” Keith said. “Coaches are still talking to me.”


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