Stills Has a Big Day on Sunday

The #12-ranked wide receiver prospect in the nation, Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon's Kenny Stills, won the Receiver MVP at the Nike Camp Sunday afternoon, and then went home and got more good news when a Pac-10 school offered him a scholarship...

Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon receiver Kenny Stills had a productive day on Sunday.

Stills won the Receiver MVP at the Los Angeles Nike Camp and then, before nightfall, added another in-state Pac-10 scholarship offer.

"I got a verbal offer from Coach (Rick) Neuheisel at UCLA and they're sending the official offer this week. I called him after the camp and we had just a quick talk and he said they would be on me and that I was the real deal," said Stills. "I want to get up to their spring game. But I'm definitely considering them."

The 6-2, 160-pound Stills had ten offers before the camp, from Arizona State, Stanford, Penn State, San Diego State, Arizona, Washington, Boise State and Colorado, with New Mexico State offering just prior to the weekend.

While it is still early in the process for Stills, six schools are standing out for him.

"In no order, its Penn State, UCLA, Stanford, Washington, Cal and Arizona State," said Stills. "That would be a top six if I had to make one. It's not an official list, but if I had to put a list together, that would be it. I'm really going to base my decision after the schools that show the most interest in me."

Stills, though, isn't rushing into a decision. "I don't think anything will happen anytime soon," said Stills.

Despite having a big junior year, Stills often feels like he's ignored when it comes to the best players in the region, primarily because of where he's playing.

"I still feel like I'm being overlooked but I'm just putting in the work and showing what I can do," said Stills. "There were some ballers at receiver and defensive back at the Nike Camp but I just felt like I showed what I'm about. I'm trying to get into one of the All-American Games and pushing my way into the list of the top receivers."

Stills is no stranger to camp success, having also earned All-Camp honors at the Badger/Scout 7on7 Passing Tournament last month in Las Vegas and starring at an underclassmen combine a year ago. He'll be back in Los Angeles next month for the Scout.com Combine.

"I'll just keep going out there and showing people that they shouldn't overlook me," said Stills.

A four-star prospect by Scout.com, Stills is part of the Scout 100 and is ranked #11 nationally at receiver.

As a junior, Stills helped lead La Costa Canyon to the CIF-San Diego Section D-I championship, leading all of San Diego in receiving yards with 1,274 on 64 receptions and scored 16 touchdowns. He was named First Team All-State Underclass by GoldenStatePreps.com.


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