Beckham lands Kentucky offer

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Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) class of 2015 cornerback Kei Beckham picked up offer No. 6 on Thursday from Kentucky, the school where his head coach, Maurice Douglass, played collegiately.
"Coach Doug told me [Thursday] morning [about the offer]," Beckham said. "He was pretty excited and just let me know that they were looking at me before that, just wanted to know how good of a corner I really was."
The offer from Kentucky joined previous offers from Illinois, Indiana, Akron, Central Michigan and Western Michigan for the Dayton, Ohio-area prospect.
The 6-foot, 160-pound Beckham camped at Kentucky over the summer, but most of what he knows about the Wildcats comes from his head coach. Beckham sees playing for Douglass' alma mater as an attractive option.
"That factors a lot because me and Coach Doug are pretty close and it would be pretty cool if I were to play there too," he said. "I don't know too much about Kentucky. All I know is they are starting to get a better program there and their recruiting is going well."
Beckham has not yet scheduled a game visit to Kentucky this fall. He did attend Illinois' home opener last weekend.
"That went great," Beckham said of the Illinois visit. "They are pretty good, not just as a football team, but as an overall school. I liked them a lot, the coaching staff is great and the whole atmosphere up there I really like."
Visits are scheduled to Cincinnati on Sept. 14, Indiana on Sept. 21 and Beckham is also looking to travel to Ohio State, Minnesota, Penn State and Wisconsin.
Beckham's next visit, however, will be to Michigan State this upcoming weekend. It will be his first time in East Lansing.
"I have heard a lot from them," Beckham said. "They like me as a player - I just want me to get up there for some visits and build a strong relationship with them."
Trotwood-Madison opened their 2013 campaign with a blowout win last weekend. Beckham tallied three tackles in the game, but was rarely tested in coverage.
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