ATLANTA, Ga. — One of the Southeast’s best receivers has seen all he needs to see. Marietta (Ga.)’s Ramel Keyton says he has narrowed his list down to two schools, and will decide soon.
The schools? Auburn and Tennessee. Keyton has seen both recently, and both schools are pitching the need for receivers, and the ability to play early.
“They’re recruiting me the hardest, and they’re close with my family,” Keyton said. He has not told the school about his decision yet. His mom wants him to commit on TV.
“The vibe with the new coaching staff. It’s different than it used to be,” Keyton said of what he likes about Tennessee. His mom actually went and visited the staff without him a few weeks back.
Keyton now has a decision to make.
“I’ve seen all I need to see, it’s just sitting down and making the decision.”
But even after a commitment, his recruitment might not be over. Keyton still plans to take officials even after he commits, to schools outside the region like Ohio State and Penn State.
Keyton’s game, and a prediction
There’s a lot to like about Keyton as a player. He is a legit 6’3, with the frame to play at over 200 pounds in college. Keyton is not a burner, but isn’t slow, and has a knack for coming down with the football thanks to a combination of good hands and body control. He is ranked the No. 168 player in the nation on the 247Sports Composite rankings.
For his performance at the Under Armour All-America amp in Atlanta, Keyton earned an invite to the Under Armour All-America Game, which takes place in Orlando in February.
I think Tennessee is a good bet to land Keyton, thanks to the lure of early playing time.