Four-star wide receiver Kenny Stills (6-2, 175, 4.4) from Carlsbad (Calif.) La Costa Canyon took the redeye last Friday Evening after his team's big win and flew across the country to take an official visit to Tennessee. He was in the audience watching a west coast team get the job done in the heart of SEC country.
"I enjoyed, about everything out there," Stills said. "It was the atmosphere that I expected. There was 102,000 fans there and it was wild and crazy. Everywhere I went the support was great.
"Even throughout the game when Jonathan Crompton was struggling, the fan support was still there for him," Stills said. "They were there with the let's go Crompton chants and the fans were just trying to help the kid out. That is definitely an atmosphere that I would love to play in and really enjoyed everything about it."
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There were some things that were misunderstood about the trip that Stills would like to clear up.
"I think that some people may think that because I have four visits set up, that's my top four," Stills said. "That's definitely not it. I just felt that these four, were schools that I definitely wanted to make sure that I checked out.
"Most of the other schools that I haven't visited officially, I have visited unofficially, so I definitely don't have a top five or a top anything," Stills said. "I am still really open to the recruiting process and am trying to figure out what would be the best decision for me."
Stills has said in prior interviews that the closer schools such as Cal and UCLA would be getting unofficial visits.
"I went up to UCLA two weeks ago and I was supposed to go up to Stanford this weekend, but I'm not," Stills said. "I'm going up to Cal on October 3rd, so I'm still making my rounds of unofficial visits."
"I won't be going to any games this weekend," Still said. "It is my best friend's birthday. I'm trying to graduate early so I am trying to spend as much time with my friends as I can. We're going to enjoy this weekend and then go back to watching the football scene here next week.
"My next official visit will be to Penn State on November 7th," Stills said. "I will be on the scene at UCLA or San Diego State here over the next few weeks and continue to check them out.
"I'm still looking at both Arizona schools for my last official visit," Stills said. "It is kind of between those schools (Arizona and Arizona State), Nebraska, Washington, and LSU. There's still a few schools in mind for that last official visit and we are going to try and figure that out here
Stills is truly living up to his reputation as one of the Golden State's best players. He scored three touchdowns in the first half. One was a 99 yard kickoff return. He had six receptions for 140 yards in a 30-9 victory over cross town Carlsbad, Calif., high school.
The versatile Stills didn't get a chance play wildcat quarterback like in his opening game because La Costa Canyon put it on Carlsbad pretty early in the contest and the younger players played pretty much the entire second half to more experience for the big games ahead.
Stills and his La Costa Canyon teammates take on 2-0 Chula Vista this coming Friday Evening.
The talented wide receiver earned all-state, San Diego Section all-CIF and all-league after racking up 64 receptions for 1,274 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior.
Stills also has NFL bloodlines. His dad, Kenny Stills, Sr., played his college ball at Wisconsin and in the league for the Packers and the Vikings.
Stills earned a spot on the Rivals.com Rivals250 for the class of 2010 landing as the nation's No.131 prospect at any position. He was also selected to the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 team and is ranked as the Golden State's No. 22 prospect at any position.