Big Blue of Michigan goes back to the California well and lands another big time Golden State quarterback.
Hot on the heels of Matt Guiterrez’s of Concord (Calif.) De la Salle signature’s on a Michigan LOI, the Wolverines once again go West for another signal caller.
This time the Wolverines land Michigan legacy Sam Keller (6-4, 210, 4.8) from San Ramon (Calif.) San Ramon Valley.
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“Michigan has been with Sam since his birth,” Mike Keller Sam’s dad, said.
“Sam grew up on Michigan football and went with me to the national championship game that Michigan played in a few years ago.
“When Michigan first offered Sam a scholarship last April, he almost committed right then and there. We had a plan to check out other schools, so he would have something to compare Michigan to.”
Keller decided to follow up on his game plan to check out other schools just to make sure that his decision was correct and not based on emotion.
Keller and his father took unofficial visits this summer. Everything kept coming up maize and blue.
Keller is one of the top five quarterbacks in California and one of the very best in the nation.
He had offers from Notre Dame, ASU, Illinois and Kansas State, as well Michigan. All of these schools are well thought of.
After Keller took his unofficial trips everything still came up positive for Michigan.
“Sam will have a lot of uncles looking after him,” Mike Keller said. “Bo Schembechler will be one who will look after him.”
The Wolverines get a quarterback who has all the intangibles to be a big time player. Keller has the competitive nature that you love to see in a quarterback.
Add that with his arm and you have the making of a big time quarterback.
Keller’s position coach will be Scott Loeffler, who Brian Griese (Denver) and Tom Brady (New England) give credit for their development.