Las Vegas (Nevada) Bishop Gorman is going through a transition. The Gales recently lost coach David White, as he left to become a graduate assistant coach at Oklahoma.
With the change, comes a new offensive system and so far through spring practices it's been a new system that should allow running back Keola Antolin a chance to show what he's got even more.
The 5-foot-7, 174-pound running back is one of the most explosive rushers in the West. While he might not be your prototypical every down back, he'd be great in a spread offense. He can do a little bit of everything as his stats from last season will attest to. He had 918 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns, but he also had 518 yards receiving and six scores in that department.
Now Antolin will become an important leader in the Gales' new Wing-T offense.
"It's definitely a lot different," Antolin said. "It's taking some time to learn all the new plays, formations and things like that. Everybody was familiar with what we used to run before, so there has been a period of adjustment. But the move has been good for me. Coach says he's going to find ways to get me the ball, and in the Wing-T I should be able to run behind those big linemen and just pop out and take off for big runs."
Antolin has also been making a big run up the recruiting charts.
He has scholarship offers from Arizona, Iowa, UNLV and just recently added another Pac 10 offer from Oregon State.
"The coaches were out here to watch me at practice," Antolin said. "They said I would be good in their offense, and that's a school I'm very interested in."
Cal, Nebraska and Hawaii have also expressed major interest, but at this point all the teams are chasing Arizona.
"I really like the coach that's recruiting me," Antolin said. "Darrell Wyatt is the coach that I talk to at Arizona. He's a great guy. We have a good relationship and a good connection. He said I would be the perfect fit for what they like to do. He's a big reason why Arizona is my top team now."
Antolin said he's not sure when he's going to be ready to make a decision. It could be soon, or he might decide to wait it out.