Las Vegas football has improved with the growth of the city. At one time college coaches would have a lot of extra time to try their luck at the casinos since there wasn't a lot of D-I talent to found when they visited the city.
That is not the case anymore with Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing populations in the country you can now pick a blue chip football player or two much easier than hitting the jackpot in one the casinos.
Three colleges are already rolling the dice that running back Keola Antolin (5-9, 180, 4.47) from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman can come to their schools and help them.
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The three schools that have offered are Iowa, Arizona and the local school, UNLV.
Colorado is said to be close to offering so Antolin is planning to take an unofficial visit to CU in early summer.
Originally from Hawai'i, Antolin is getting looks from and he still has ties to the islands. Cal is also in the recruiting picture.
"Keola is a very fluid and gifted runner," Bishop Gorman coach David White said. "He possesses great explosiveness and speed.
"Keola has amazing athletic ability with soft hands and great leaping ability," White said. "He is a game breaker as a running back, wide receiver and as a return man.
"Keola is more than just fast," White said. "He's multi-dimensional.
"To go with Keola's explosion is his strength," White said. "His bench is 300-pounds and his squat is 400.
Talk about versatility, according to White, Antolin was a first-team all-conference performer at both running back and wide receiver. He was an all-state honorable mention selection as a wide receiver.
Running the football, Antolin rushed for 918 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a receiver, he caught 33 passes for 518 yards and six touchdowns.
As a kick return man he averaged 43.7 yards per return and scored three return touchdowns.