Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus 2015 Rivals250 to Watch offensive tackle Keaton Sutherland saw his season end early after suffering a shoulder injury in October.
The injury may have kept him out for the rest of the year, but Sutherland feels good about the rehab process.
"It's going great. It's feeling awesome," Sutherland said. "I just called the doctor today and he gave me the layout about when to start working out and whenever I can get back to the full swing. He said to start working out in about two months."
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound standout holds offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Rutgers, TCU, and Texas Tech, and while he has been sidelined he has kept busy on the recruiting circuit.
"I went to Arkansas. I went to the Arkansas/Auburn game, and then I went to Ole Miss for the Ole Miss/Arkansas game," Sutherland said.
What did he think of his visit to Arkansas?
It was good," Sutherland said. "That wasn't my first time because I went to the Arkansas/A&M game as well. I liked it a lot. The coaches treated me really well there and they're recruiting me really hard and I have a good relationship with them. The game was awesome. It was a good atmosphere. Everyone was cheering and stuff."
What about Ole Miss?
"I really liked Ole Miss," he said. "Whenever I went there it was beautiful everywhere. The coaches treated me awesome and I got to meet them all and have some quality time with them. Then when we went to the game I liked the stadium. It was an early morning game and it wasn't the best weather so it was good to see that all the fans still came out and supported the team early in the morning and in bad weather."
He also has a few trips coming up.
"This weekend I'm going to go to the TCU/Baylor game at TCU, and the weekend after that I'm going to go to the Baylor/Texas game at Baylor," Sutherland said.
Sutherland is not ready to name any favorites at this point, and is keeping his options open. Does he have an idea about when he would like to narrow things down?
"I haven't put a timeline out or anything," Sutherland said. "I'm kind of waiting for it all to come together, and I'll know whenever it's time."