Junior to Watch: Sam Keller
School: San Ramon (Calif.) San Ramon Valley
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Size and Speed: Sam stands 6-foot-4, weighs 210 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.84 seconds.
Statistics: Keller is one of the premier quarterbacks on the west coast. Sam completed 178 passes out of 275 attempts for 2,650 yards and 28 touchdowns while completing 65% of his passes. Another impressive stat that Keller has is – he only threw four interceptions in his 275 attempts. Sam has a little bit of getty-up, rushing for 120 yards on 25 carries, for an average of 4.8 yards per carry and one TD.
Honors: Sam was selected all-state and all-league as a junior.
Favorite Schools: Sam is hearing from top schools from coast-to-coast including Michigan, Northwestern, Purdue, Tennessee, Harvard, Illinois, Texas, Texas A&M, Colorado, ASU, Washington, Oregon, Cal, Stanford, Notre Dame, UCLA, USC, UNLV, SDSU, BYU, UConn, LSU, KSU and a lot more. Sam has a preliminary list of eight schools that he is interested in. Of course, when you have the options that Sam has this list could change. The early leaders and in no particular order are Stanford, Notre Dame, Michigan, Colorado, Illinois, Oregon, USC, ASU and Kansas State.
The Skinny: Sam is one of three top-flight quarterbacks from Northern California. Keller is a pro-style pocket passer who throws a very accurate pass whether it is long or short. He also throws a very catch able pass. Sam is very poised in the pocket, has good feet and pocket awareness. He's a hard worker who is devoutly working on improving his game.
Keller is planning on attending the Nike, Oregon, Stanford, Colorado and ASU camps with the intention to improve his game. We told you this guy is a hard worker and is very motivated to be the best he can be. Well Keller’s busy schedule is proof.
Sam is a quality quarterback and a quality young man who has his priorities together. “I’m looking for a quality education and with a strong Alumni network,” said a very thoughtful Sam Keller. “Football wise I will look at the stability of the coaching staff, the offensive scheme (pro style) and the chemistry of the coaches and players.”
Keller has outstanding bloodlines his father Mike Keller was an All-America and all-Big 10 selections for Michigan. Mike then went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys and the legendary Tom Landry…