Athletic Cerritos safety gets early D-1 looks

A JUCO safety with prototypical size and speed is Cerritos' Keith McGill (6-4, 214) and he's already had plenty of D-1 programs let him know they like what he brings to the table. spoke with the talented defensive back recently and he updated us on things...

"In just the past two weeks we've had a lot of schools come through here and I've spoken to a bunch of the coaches," McGill told "Just off the top of my head, USC, Cal, Oregon State, Syracuse, San Diego State and New Mexico State have all been through and I've talked to all of them when they were here.

"There's been something like 30 schools through and they've all shown some interest in me, but at this point I don't have any offers yet."

As a prep, McGill was a standout at La Mirada, but he admits he was burned out on playing sports, so he took two years off.

"I graduated in 2007 and I was just going to a technical school down here," McGill said. "I was just totally burned out, but then I started to miss it and I had a couple of friends who were here at Cerritos and I thought I would give it a try again."

As a freshman last fall, McGill was a presence for the Falcons at free safety, posting over 30 tackles and five interceptions, taking back three for scores.

"I'm a ball-hawk and a big-hitter, I think I'm both," McGill said matter-of-factly. "I really am trying to get better at reading routes and using my eyes better. I want to improve my vision on the field better so that I can locate both receivers on either side because that will help my reactions to things."

Physically, McGill has exactly what teams are looking for in their free safety, running a 4.33 forty time while posting a 36-inch vertical.

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 wherever he ends up.

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