Keaton Smith - Platte City, MO
Platte County H.S.

Personal Information

Name:Keaton SmithCity & State:Platte City, MOBirth Year:2003
Defensive Tackle / Nose Guard2021 Graduate

Physical Attributes

Height:5' 11"Weight:260Bench:225Squat:515Vertical Leap:22"Handed:RightPositions:DL, Additional Sport:TK

Athletic Accomplishments

This young man plays football at Platte County H.S., competing in highly regarded play in MO. As a senior this year en-route to their State Championship game berth, Keaton is a Team Captain and also earned 1st Team All-Conference Honors for his electric play in the trenches. A 3 year varsity starter from his DT/NG positions along the defensive line, Keaton proved from an early age that he could compete against older players without skipping a beat. Keep an eye on this young D-Lineman as he looks to lead his PCHS squad to a state title!

Senior Accolades
1st Team All-Conference Honors
1st Team All-District Honors

2nd Team All-State Honors
Team Captain
Full-Time Varsity Starter

Junior Accolades
Honorable Mention All-Conference Honors
Full-Time Varsity Starter

Sophomore Accolades
Full-Time Varsity Starter

Athletic Statistics

Keaton combines is quick first step off the line of scrimmage with his ability to blow plays up in the backfield before they develop, his aggressive and physical style of play and his high football IQ to have a BRIGHT future ahead of himself. His list of stats can be found below.

Senior Stats (To-Date)
Tackles - 51
Assists - 34
TFL's - 2
Sacks - 4
PBU's - 1

Junior Stats
Solo Tackles - 40
INT's - 1

Scholastic Information

School:Platte County H.S.Graduation Year:2021GPA:3.6ACT:23Enrollment:1,200Major:Business Finance
Honors:Multiple Honors Courses, A Plus, FBLA Volunteer

High School Coach:Bill Utz

Upcoming Schedule & Recent News

While Keaton has already made his presence felt on the varsity football fields so far in his career to-date, he is also focused on keeping his grades up to reach his collegiate goals. As a senior, Keaton is carrying a solid 3.6 GPA, including multiple Honors Courses, and scored 23 on his ACT. For more information on Keaton, contact our Kansas City Metro Area Director, Dionandre Josenberger, at (816) 602-4235. Our staff at the Corporate Office in San Antonio can also be reached at (210) 494-6363 anytime!

Coach Quotes
"I have been fortunate to coach Keaton on the Platte County High School football team for four years. In all of my dealings with Keaton he has shown to be a young man of high character, intelligence, and a great teammate. 
Keaton is a hard working student athlete that was a lot of fun to coach. He never takes a day off.  He leads by example.  Keaton is relentless as a player. He has worked hard on improving his individual technique on the defensive line. Keaton plays with a great pad level and uses his hands extremely well.  He has good agility and his footwork is still improving. As a sophomore he was able to earn a starting position on the defensive line. As a junior he was a starter on a defensive line that made it to the state championship. He earned first team all conference and all state honors as a senior also helping lead his team to the state championship. Keaton has been one of my favorite players to coach in my 25 years in coaching."
- Eric Mitchell, PCHS Assistant FB Coach

"To whom it may concern,

I have had the privilege of coaching and getting to know Keaton Smith over the last four years, and you couldn’t ask for a better person to coach. He is one of the most consistent players I have coached. We knew what we were going to get from Keaton at every single practice and game. Keaton is coachable and he comes in every day with the mentality that he is going to get better, and he has been willing to put in the work to get better since day 1. He has been an anchor on our defense, and an excellent leader for our program. 

Keaton has put in the work over the last four years to become fundamentally and technically sound. He consistently plays with a great pad level, and he is naturally able to gain leverage when taking on offensive lineman. He excels at taking on double teams, and he is able to anchor in and not give up any ground. His hand placement is always on point, and he does a good job with using his hands to defeat blocks. One thing that really sticks out about Keaton is his love for the game, and his willingness to do whatever it takes to help the team win. As an interior lineman he was tasked with handling a lot of the dirty work, and he embraced that. A lot of what he did for the defense does not show up on the stat sheet, but his ability to hold down the interior had a big hand in our success as a defense.

Keaton Smith would be an excellent addition to a program. You will be getting a good player and an even better person. I know he will be committed in the classroom and on the field, and he will make the necessary sacrifices to succeed at the next level. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at 816-724-8745 or email me at"
- Taylor Smith, PCHS FB Coach