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Already known as a hotbed for Division I talent, Utah is gaining another highly-touted prospect from the Midwest.
Keaton Torre, a four-star recruit verbally committed to Louisville, confirmed with The Salt Lake Tribune late Tuesday night that his family is relocating from Oklahoma to the Beehive State.
"We have a lot of family out on the west coast," Keaton said via telephone. "I'm originally from Las Vegas, so we're a west coast family as it is. My dad got transferred out there for his job."
ESPN rated Torre as the top quarterback prospect in the state of Oklahoma for the Class of 2016, and the ninth-best signal caller in the nation. According to the Courier-Journal, Torre has also gained interest from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Kansas State, Illinois and Purdue.
Torre threw for 1,527 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2014 for Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Okla., according to MaxPreps. As a sophomore, the 6-foot-3 pro-style quarterback completed 104 of 161 pass attempts for 1,295 yards with nine touchdowns and six interceptions.
"It's a lot different," Torre said of his impending move. "I've been out here my whole high school career, but I get to start fresh in a way, even though I've had a great high school career out here so far. I'm trying to be optimistic about the situation, and just go out there and ball at whatever high school I go to. There's great football in Utah, so I'm excited."
Rumors have circulated about Torre's intention to enroll at Bingham, but he said he is still undecided and will mull over different options when he visits Utah for the holidays. When asked if he knew of other programs, Torre mentioned Timpview and Westlake after working out with current Thunder quarterback Chaz Ah You.
"A lot of people have said that. I don't even know much about Bingham. I've heard that, too. That's funny," said Torre, who watched the Miners nearly upset Nevada's Bishop Gorman this season. "But I'm coming out there this Sunday, and I guess I'm going to look around high schools and see what will best fit my family and younger brothers."
According to Rivals.com, Torre will be the highest-rated recruit in Utah for the Class of 2016. Although he said he is 100 percent committed to Louisville, Torre is still open to process.
"Obviously, I still have a year to go. I really love Louisville, but I'm always open-minded about the process," he said. "If something comes along that better fits me and my family, I'll obviously take that opportunity."