Graham Ready To Set Official Visits

Las Vegas (Nev.) Silverado defensive end Keenan Graham, Nevada's top ranked prospect, knows who will receive two of his five official visits, and UCLA is one of them. Graham talked about the latest in his recruitment...

Las Vegas (Nev.) Silverado defensive end Keenan Graham (6-4, 220), the top-ranked prospect in Nevada and the top defensive end in the West, is now up to 31 offers, with Tennessee becoming the most recent school to offer the #5-ranked defensive end.

"Tennessee offered me a week ago," said Graham. "It's definitely a school, I wasn't expecting to come in contact with me at all, but when they did offer it was a good surprise."

The Vols jumped into the mix for Graham, who with his recent run on offers, said he's now completely wide open.

"I'm pretty much wide open, I'm not going to say a Top 5 or a Top 7. I have some schools that I'm interested in, and some schools I want to take official visits to, but I'm not ready to narrow it down."

Graham did say, though, that he knows for sure two of his official visits.

"Virginia Tech, I told them I was going to visit, and that's one school I'm definitely want to see. And UCLA, I'm hoping to get out there on September 1st when they play Tennessee. I can knock out two schools in one shot. But I would probably still take an official visit there."

Graham visited Michigan earlier this summer, and was impressed with his visit to Ann Arbor.

"I am looking at Michigan pretty closely," said Graham. "I did take an unofficial out there but I'm not sure about the official. I want to leave some visits open. I was impressed with everything. It was a good experience, especially to have my dad out there."

Graham is also looking at Texas and USC seriously, and Oregon and Washington are two more schools that he has good interest in."

Being the top player in the state of Nevada has been something that Graham has appreciated, if unexpected.

"It feels good and I'm thankful for everything I have right now," said Graham. "I want to go out there and have an even better senior year. I've been enjoying everything and I know it only happens once. I just want to top my junior year."

Graham's first offer was from UNLV, and he said he didn't realistically expect to have so many offers, especially from the who's who of college football.

"It was crazy when they started rolling in. I didn't expect it to be that way. I was very happy to get the UNLV offer and I didn't expect it to go like it has. But it's been real fun. I enjoy talking to coaches and I'm just trying to stay level headed."

Graham said he's hoping to get up to 230 by the time Silverado starts the season and be 255 by his freshman year.

"We start on August 11th and right now we're conditioning and doing weight lifting. I'm just trying to add the weight. It's hard though with the heat here. It's pretty hot," said Graham.

During his junior year, Graham had 72 tackles and 13.5 sacks and recorded a sack in eight of 10 games and had nine sacks in a four game span.

Academically, Graham has a 2.9 GPA and said he took the SAT and received a qualifying score.


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