Keenan Pili, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound outside linebacker prospect out of Timpview High School in Provo, Utah has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for BYU. Pili committed to the Cougars back in August and made his decision official today with his signature.
Pili is a three-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite. His composite rating of 84.66 makes him the 15th ranked high school prospect out of the state of Utah. Pili was also honored among some of the best high school players in the country as a Semper Fidelis All-American. Pili had scholarship offers from Cal, Hawaii, Nevada, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Wyoming, and Yale.
During his senior season at Timpview, Pili recorded 70 tackles, three fumble recoveries, two pass deflections, a sack, and a blocked field goal.
Pili is a special talent at the outside linebacker position with a lot of playmaking ability. He has good speed for the position, but will need to add some size. Relies on his speed and instincts to make plays, but has the physicality to finish strong. As Pili continues to develop his skills as a linebacker, he should become an excellent player for BYU.
Pili plans to play for on year and then leave on his two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Given the talent BYU currently has at the outside linebacker position, it may be difficult for Pili to find his way onto the field in his freshman season. Regardless of whether he makes it into the two-deep this season or not, Pili is definitely a player to look forward to in the future.
Here are Pili's highlights: