"I like the program," Keith Sconiers said about Arizona, where he visits on Nov. 21. "The Pac-10 is…
Keith Sconiers, the 6-foot-2, 175-pound three-star wide receiver from Richards High School in Oak Lawn, Ill., has seen most of his offers disappear. "I had offers from Arizona, Louisville, Minnesota and Indiana," Sconiers said. "But they aren't recruiting me anymore. "I have an offer from Akron, but I haven't talked to the new coaches about it yet," he admitted. Akron hired former Notre Dame wide receivers coach Rob Ianello on Dec. 10 after firing coach J.D. Brookhart on Nov.28. "I don't really know a lot about him (Ianello), but I've heard he's a great offensive coach," Sconiers said. "It seems like a good situation with a new staff coming in. I think they'll be coming up." The two offers that Sconiers says he still has for sure are from Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan, but he's hopeful he'll get others. In fact, Sconiers says he has an official visit scheduled to Illinois for Jan. 22 and hopes the Fighting Illini offer. "They really like me," he said. "They offered me the trip and they said they still have scholarships available. They don't have any receivers committed and they planned on signing like three or four, so the odds are pretty good." He had an in-home visit from Illinois defensive secondary coach Curt Mallory at the beginning of December but no other schools have come in. Sconiers, ranked as the No. 120 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, now favors Illinois solidly over Akron, Michigan State and Ball State. He says the Spartans are also recruiting him hard. "They said they are close to offering," he said. "They told me they will probably have some spots available and that I'm high on their list. "I really like the Big Ten and it's just a good school overall," he said. Sconiers admits that if either Illinois or Michigan State were to offer, he'd consider committing. Otherwise, he says he'll wait until signing day. "I'll just see what happens and what options I have," he said. He hopes to schedule an official visit with the Spartans in January as well. Sconiers finished his senior season with 30 receptions for around 700 yards and 11 touchdowns. His team was 9-2 for the year. Sconiers reports a 2.5 core GPA and a 17 ACT which he will retake.
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