Keller Weighs His Options

Three star offensive lineman David Keller talks about his recruitment.

At 6'5, 300 lbs, David Keller has attracted a lot of attention from recruiters. With interest from California, Nebraska, and Oregon, Keller surprised many by committing early to play for Fresno State.

In January, Keller told

"I'm pretty much done [with my recruitment]. I felt great committing. I'm set on Fresno State."

By April, Keller was still committed to Fresno State, but started to change his tone when he told

"I want coaches to know I'm open to more offers…but I'm still committed to Fresno State."

On Wednesday, David elaborated on his current status:

"I committed to State, I wanted to stay home. But right now I kind of want to just see what other colleges have, and just see if anything is better for me."

With other offers on the table from Utah, UNLV and Washington State, and even more Pac 12 schools lurking, the big Offensive Lineman is taking a hard look at one Pac 12 school in particular.

"I like definitely Utah's football program. At Fresno State, it's a good football program too, with Pat Hill and all that. But they're definitely in my top 2. But I don't really know if I want to stay home or go right now."

"I know they (Utah) have a really good football program. So they're definitely one of the top people on my list so far. And I've looked at their city, and I like how it looks and everything. Hopefully I can go down and visit."

Utah Offensive Coordinator Norm Chow has been Keller's primary recruiter. With Chow implementing a new downhill running game, Keller's blend of natural size, physicality, and experience would fit well into Utah's new offense.

At San Joaquin Memorial (CA), Keller's offense rushed for 278 yards per game, reaching pay dirt 44 times.

"I get off the ball a lot quicker than most of the kids my size. And I love pulling around the corner and stuff. I mostly fit probably for a guard position, guard and tackle."

Once Keller has completed his ACT and SAT, he "definitely" plans to take an official visit to Utah. With much to consider, Keller does not intend to rush into his final decision.

"I'll probably wait until signing day."

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