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Keeler up to four offers

Barrington High in Illinois has produced some outstanding linemen over the years, including four-star guard Dan Voltz in the class of 2012. Junior offensive tackle Jack Keeler played alongside Voltz last fall, and is off to a fast start in the 2013 class.
The 6-7, 285-pound Keeler earned his first two offers from Western Michigan and West Virginia a few weeks back, then added additional tenders from Toledo and Northern Illinois this week.
"It's getting very exciting," Keeler said. "I knew it would happen sometime, but I didn't know how big it would happen. The West Virginia offer I got a few weeks ago, I was really excited about that because it really got my name out there."
Keeler has yet to visit West Virginia and does not know much about the program, but does have the Mountaineers under consideration.
"West Virginia is kind of far, so it is hard to visit out there," Keeler said. "It is pretty cool I got an offer from them. I have relatives in Virginia, and being close to family is No. 1. That could definitely be a college for me."
Outside of the schools that have offered, Keeler lists Wisconsin, Nebraska and South Florida as the teams showing the most interest. He has visits planned to two of those schools in the coming weeks.
"I am headed to Madison on Saturday and next weekend I am headed to Illinois," Keeler reported. "The week after that I think I am headed to Nebraska.
"I just want to find a place I can call home and really feel comfortable. Dan Voltz won't be [at Wisconsin] Saturday when I get there because he is coming home, but he found Wisconsin is a great place he can call home and I want to find that too."
Other schools in contact with Keeler early in the process include Illinois, Iowa state, Michigan, Michigan State and Oklahoma State.
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