There is a linebacker/fullback prospect from the Grand Canyon State of Arizona who has seen his stock heat up this spring. He has already taken two unofficial visits to USC and San Diego State. He will be taking in Arizona State's junior day this coming weekend on April 9th.
The player in question is Keaton Kristick (6-3, 222, 4.67) from Phoenix (Ariz.) Saint Mary's.
As a junior Kristick racked up 117 tackles, 27 tackles, 11 quarterback hurries, four sacks, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble.
From his fullback position, Kristick accounted for 870 yards and nine touchdowns. He even had a 99 yard run for a touchdown.
For his junior season performance, Kristick earned first-team all-region honors as a linebacker and second team all-region as a fullback. He was all-state (HM). Kristick was also all-region (HM) as a fullback his sophomore season.
Besides USC, ASU and San Diego State, Kristick is also getting recruiting attention from Oregon, Washington, Notre Dame, Kansas and Nebraska.
Kristick is set to attend the NIKE Camp in Eugene in late spring and is contemplating other camps but nothing is set up yet at this time.
The scouting report on Kristick is he's a playmaker who plays sideline-to-sideline and has a great motor.
One interesting fact about Kristick is he was the first freshman player to be brought up to the varsity level in 28 years.
Kristick is currently benching 275-pounds, squats 400-pounds and cleans a very impressive 275.
What is Kristick looking for in a school?
"I am looking for a school where there is a good relationship between players and coaches," Kristick said. "I want to be part of a team that has a family atmosphere."
Kristick is getting the job done in the classroom too with a 3.2 GPA. He will take his SAT in May and his ACT in June.