Harrisonville, Mo., four-star defensive end Michael Keck has always taken a low key approach to the recruiting process. So it's no surprise the 6-foot-5, 215-pounder's official visit to Arkansas this weekend hasn't drawn a ton of attention or media reports.
But Rivals.com caught up with his coach, Fred Bouchard, on Tuesday to find out about how the visit to Fayetteville went.
"He told me he had a good visit," Bouchard said about Keck, ranked as the No. 1 player in Missouri and the nation's No. 75 player overall.
"He had a good time down there, and really enjoyed everything that goes into the official visit process. You know, he would have obviously loved to see Arkansas fare a little better on that evening. But USC is a pretty good football program, and he knows that Arkansas has a lot of positive things coming in the future.
"For whatever it's worth, if you're a 17 or 18-year-old visiting an SEC school for a national television game, you can't help but get caught up with the pretty cool atmosphere. He really enjoyed his time down there, but as it is with Michael, he didn't really get into a detailed description about everything."
That's just the way that Keck is.
As expected, Keck is slated to visit Missouri next weekend. Both Arkansas and Missouri are his top teams and a decision might not be too far down the road.
"He'll go to Missouri this weekend and then make a decision on what he wants to do," Bouchard said. "He'll either decide to decide or take an official visit to Colorado or Wisconsin. Michael has a good head on his shoulders and he doesn't want to waste other people's time. He's pretty mature. If he knows what he wants to do, then he'll do it. He doesn't want to muddy the waters for him, and he's pretty real about what he thinks about the process.
"Missouri and Arkansas are the two schools. KU would like to try and make a push here. They want him to come over for a game, but it looks like if he does take another visit it might be to Colorado or Wisconsin."
Arkansas also played host to Keck's teammate Steven Collins this weekend. Collins, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound free safety, is a walk-on candidate, Bouchard said.
"He's a real high achiever in academics," Bouchard said.
"He'll probably be an invited walk-on type of kid. Missouri and Arkansas and even KU in some regards are beginning to look at him in some regards."