Ever since four-star wide receiver, Kenny Stills (6-2, 175, 4.4) from Carlsbad (Calif.) La Costa Canyon blew up the NIKE Camp in Los Angeles where he was the camp wide receiver MVP everybody knew he was one of the best football players in the Golden State for the class of 2010. Now after his performance in Florida while representing the western states in a national passing league championship, people found out what a great leader he is.
"My team got smashed the first game and everybody came to the shade with a heavy head," Stills said. "I always try to have a smile on my face and I got my team back together and got their spirits up.
"I told them that we have a few games left and that we just have to make our way back to the championship game," Stills said. "We ended up doing that and making our way there; we killed teams to the championship game.
"It was crazy out there," Stills said. "We had a great time."
According to Stills, the western states lost in the championship game to the southeast (mostly kids from Florida) on the last play of the game.
The talented wide receiver doesn't have a lot of time to spare since he's going to be a December graduate so once the talented wide receiver came back home, he started getting busy setting up his visits and he has two official visits on his docket.
"When I came home I sat down, looked at my calendar and decided this was best time for me to go visit Florida (November 28th), this was a game (Florida/FSU) that I wanted to see, so I set that visit up," Stills said. "And just right now, I set up my second official visit Oklahoma (November 14th) when the Sooners take on Texas A&M.
"I've been trying to get a hold of Penn State to set up a trip there," Stills said. "I hope to visit Penn State when they play Ohio State (November 7th)," Stills said. "Those are the three that I have always said I was going to set up and when I get a hold of one of the coaches at Penn State that's what I'm going to do.
"My last two visits are really far up in the air right now," Stills said. "I'm starting to talk to Oregon the last week before I headed out to Florida. I'm talking to Michigan. LSU can be in there with an official.
"I talked to (fellow California teammate and four-star cornerback) Joshua Shaw and he's talking to Ohio State for me," Stills said. "Ohio State could jump into the picture.
"There's a lot of stuff going on," Stills said. "I think I'm going to wait a few weeks and figure out whatever comes at me and try to have at least four officials set up before the end of the summer.
"We will see how it goes, but 'm definitely going to take all five official visits before I make a commitment and I plan on making my commitment the first week of December."
Some lucky school will be getting an early Christmas present when Stills commits. Just because local schools are on ice, regarding official visits, it doesn't mean they will be frozen out come the first week of December.
Cal, UCLA, USC and San Diego State are still very much in the hunt. Stills plans to take unofficial visits to all four schools and see them play in games.
"I'm already in for the UCLA/San Diego State game," Stills said. "It depends on what USC game I will want to go to. I may go to more than one game.
"I'll definitely get up to a Cal game and I'll definitely see a San Diego State home game," Stills said. "That's only 15-20 minutes away from me, so I will just pick the best home game when I'm going to be here and take a good group of my friends with me and check it out."
As a junior, Stills earned all-state, San Diego Section all-CIF and all-league after racking up 64 receptions for 1,274 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Stills has NFL bloodlines has his dad, Kenny Stills, Sr., played his college ball at Wisconsin and in the league for the Packers and the Vikings.
Stills was also selected to the preseason Rivals.com Rivals250 for the class of 2010.