3 star offensive lineman Keaton Bills has options, but the thought of staying home is very intriguing to the 6-5 275 pounder out of Corner Canyon High School in Utah, especially after he attended the Utes’ Thursday night opener against Michigan.
“The game was amazing. It was honestly one of the most fun things I’ve ever done. The atmosphere was insane and I really felt like part of the team when I was hanging out with everyone. I’ll be honest; I was rooting for Utah.”
Bills had a fairly slow recruitment over the summer, but things have been picking up lately and he’s now sporting offers from quite a few big time programs.
“I can’t remember all of the schools that have offered me, but I do have offers from Stanford, Utah, Utah State, BYU, Michigan, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, and a few others.”
Bills hasn’t given too much thought to his recruitment, wanting instead to focus on his senior season, but three schools are standing out above the rest right now.
“I’d have to say that Utah, Stanford, and Wisconsin are probably at the top right now. I’m pretty open to everyone, but those are the three that are standing out most.”
Not wanting to rush things, Bills will commit when the time is ready, but wants to start exploring more about the schools on his list soon.
“I really don’t have a timeframe for when I want to decide, but I don’t want to be one of those guys that commits late or at the last minute. I’ll want to start taking officials visits and then will probably figure it out soon.”
Prioritizing education with his current 3.9 GPA, Bills is also looking for a place that he can fit in long term.
“Football is important to me, but I really want to have an education to lean on as well. I want to be able to spend time in a place that I can grow in and maybe even start a family one day.”
He’s being recruited by a coach at Utah can show him the advantages of staying home and being a hometown hero.
“The coach at that is recruiting me is Morgan Scalley. He’s a really great guy and you can tell that he really cares about you. He feels like a friend already.”
Bills describes his experiences with Utah as top-notch and is loving everything they have to offer.
“Utah is the perfect school. I love it every time I go up there. The facilities are amazing and it’s really a team atmosphere where everyone takes care of each other.”
If family pressure ends up playing a factor in his recruitment, that will put Utah in a great place.
“My parents, like any parents, want me to stay close, but they’ve told me that it’s my decision on where I want to go.”
Bills will serve an LDS mission immediately following graduation from high school.