Defensive end Keenan Graham (6-3, 215, 4.59) from Las Vegas (Nev.) Silverado has seen his stock light up brighter and louder than a Vegas slot screaming out jackpot. He is already in double digits in offers and he picked up two huge offers yesterday (April 22). One from the Pac 10 and the other from the Big 12. Look for his offers to rise even higher by the time the spring evaluation ends next month.
UCLA and Oklahoma are the latest to offer the talented defensive end from Las Vegas. The Bruins and Sooners join Arizona, Boise State, Hawai'i, Nevada, UNLV, Utah, San Diego State, Vanderbilt, Colorado, Kansas, Wisconsin and Maryland.
It is a pretty safe bet that UCLA and Oklahoma won't be the last schools to offer Graham. Virginia Tech is currently talking to him and USC invited him to their scrimmage on Saturday.
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"Basically when coaches come by and look at the tape, they are offering Keenan," Silverado coach Andy Ostolaza said. "He has all the physical attributes that colleges are looking for."
"It is hard to find kids with the attributes that Keenan has," Ostolaza said. "You don't find players with Keenan's attributes every day."
"Keenan has a long frame and is super fast," Ostolaza said. "He has the type of frame where he could pack the weight. He could be a 250 pound defensive end in college."
As a junior, Graham was darn near unstoppable. He racked up 72 tackles, 53 of which were solos. He should have paid property tax in the opposition's backfield because he accounted for 26 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks. He also had three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
Graham's size and speed created mismatches. He has to be counted for on every down. If the opposition thinks they don't have to block him because they are running away from them ended up being sorry. He has the speed to track down the ball carrier on the backside.
At the end of May Graham is going to sit down with his parents and Coach Ostolaza to narrow things down to five schools.
The word is Graham was very excited about his latest two offers from UCLA and Oklahoma, but he is very open at this time. The only two campuses that he has been on are UCLA and USC.
Graham comes from a military family so location won't be a big deal because he moved around a lot during his youth. He was born Maryland and lived in Michigan, Utah and Nevada.
Graham is an outstanding all-around athlete who participates in three sports
Another thing colleges love about Graham is he gets it done off the field, too, with his 3.0 GPA and 1320 SAT.