Toledo (Ohio) Whitmer 2020 3-star QB Riley Keller has six Division I offers.
2020 QB Riley Keller Hopes To Build Upon Current Relationships at Michigan BBQ Visit
Keller is one of many planning to visit Michigan on July 28.
Toledo (Ohio) Whitmer 2020 three-star pro-style quarterback Riley Kelley has already started building his relationship with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton.
Now, he is trying to take it to the next level by visiting for Michigan’s BBQ at the Big House on July 28.
“I’m looking forward to continuing the relationship between the coaches, including Coach Hamilton and Coach Harbaugh,” Keller said. “It’s another day to prove myself in front of them.”
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound quarterback first got to know Harbaugh at a camp on June 18 this summer.
“A few days before the camp, Coach Harbaugh texted my head coach saying he was looking forward to seeing me there,” Keller mentioned. “Earlier in the spring, Coach Hamilton came to my school to watch me throw.”
The three-star signal caller has offers to play for West Virginia, Bowling Green, Iowa State, Ole Miss, Toledo and Western Michigan. He is interested in the Wolverines, especially after watching a former Whitmer High School star attend Michigan and advance to the NFL.
His name is Chris Wormley, who was a second-team All-American in 2016 and was picked in the third round (No. 74 overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. He has made five tackles in his professional career.
“I am very serious about Michigan,” Keller said. “It’s only 45 minutes away from Toledo and there have been guys from my school to go there such as Chris Wormley. I’ve heard nothing but good things.
“We are pretty close. I haven’t seen him much lately but I’ve known him since about the 5th grade. I saw his process growing up. It won’t play a huge factor, but it’s definitely a nice advantage of having him go to Michigan.”
As far as an offer, Keller is just waiting. Coach Hamilton told him that once an offer is extended, it’s committable.
One of the aspects of Hamilton’s coaching philosophy that Keller enjoys the most is the fact that former NFL quarterbacks coach is hard on him.
“I like that he’s hard on me,” Keller said.”I was at the one-day camp earlier this year and I missed a throw. He got on me about it because he knows what I’m capable of, so I like that part about him a lot.”
As for now, Keller has no other visits planned. He is ranked No. 534 in the 2020 class, No. 24 at his position and No. 10 in the state of Ohio, according to 247Sports.
WolverinesWire has a full list of recruits planning to attend the BBQ at the Big House.