Richard Morgan is no stranger to elite talent as the coach of Marietta (Ga.) High School. He said he sees big things in the future for Tennessee commit Ramel Keyton.
Keyton used Morgan as a sounding board throughout his long recruiting process. Morgan helped Keyton find the college that he felt would lead to success in school and prepare him for the NFL.
At his commitment ceremony Wednesday afternoon, Keyton picked up the orange hat on and Rocky Top played over the loudspeaker. Morgan was there to watch the events unfold, and no one knows better than him what Tennessee is getting with their latest commit.
“They are getting a complete receiver that can be a game changer,” Morgan told SEC Country. “He can come in and play right away. He can be a dominant SEC player. Everyone knows if you dominate your future is even brighter at the next level. He’s got that type of talent. As long as he keeps his head on straight and continues to grow and develop, he’ll have a very bright future.”
Keyton will have an opportunity to impress the coaching staff early, and he could see the field as a freshman. It’s likely the 4-star wide receiver will have to wait until his sophomore season for the depth chart to clear up a bit, though, to make a huge impact.
Keyton caught 59 passes for 1,294 yards and 16 touchdowns his junior year in Morgan’s offense. He’s going to push himself for an even better senior season. That’s just who Keyton is as a player.
“Everything,” Morgan said about what Keyton is working on right now. “Ramel isn’t going to be satisfied with anything he does. He’s going to continue to get better and better in everything he does. That’s what he’s done here. He’s made leaps and bounds from sophomore to junior year and now from junior to senior year. He looks like an NFL receiver on the practice field right now. He’s just tremendous. Every kid has to work on every aspect of their game.
“He’s a complete receiver, and he’s just going to get better and more dominant as he grows up.”
Coach Jeremy Pruitt has shown he can land top-tier talent in Knoxville. With Keyton and 5-star tackle Wanya Morris in the fold, the Volunteers will push for more top prospects this summer.