McGill talks about visit to Arizona

One of the top safety prospects in the country this year has been Keith McGill (6-4, 214) and while he remains committed to Utah, he continues to keep an open mind on the recruiting front. JCFootball.com spoke to the talented safety recently and he updated us on his visit to Arizona as well as which other schools have extended offers at this point...

"It was a good visit for me," McGill told JCFootball.com recently. "I went there for their game against Oregon State and enjoyed it a lot.

"Dan Buckner was my host and since he's redshirting this year, he had a lot of time to spend with me and talked to me about transferring there because he came over from Texas and what it was like for him there."

Before he left he also had a chance to sit down with Wildcat head coach Mike Stoops.

"We just talked about things and what they were looking for," McGill said. "Coach Stoops was pretty up-front and honest about things and said 'I don't really need to point out to you where we need some help' and said they could use me back in the secondary.

"It was eye-opening and showed me how much they needed some help in the secondary so it was a good visit and a great place, but right now I'm still committed to Utah."

Speaking of the Utes, McGill said he's been keeping an eye on them and said he plans to set up a visit in the very near future.

"I'm going to set up a visit with them real soon, but I'm not really sure if it will be during the season or after," McGill said. "They're still at the top of my list and I like them a lot. They are playing good football and I feel like with them going into the Pac 10 it is a great opportunity for me."

In addition to his offers from Arizona and Utah, McGill also has written offers from Oregon State, USC, Kansas State, New Mexico and San Jose State and said offers are en-route from Memphis and Cincinnati.

"I want to visit Oregon State sooner or later, so that's another school I want to visit and USC is right there too," McGill said.

So far this season, the talented safety prospect is having a solid season, racking up 30 tackles and a state-leading 6 interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.

"I'm playing well personally, but it isn't about me," McGill said. "We need to play better as a team and it's been tough the past couple of weeks, but we have a chance to bounce back this week and see where things go."

In the classroom, McGill is a solid student and is on pace to finish his AA degree in December with three years to play two following the season.

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