Offer list included KU, ISU, Louisville, Troy, South Alabama.
Keon went 144-3 in the Discus at Region 3-4A (of South Carolina), placing first.
Coming out of HS in 2010, ESPN had him at 6'2'', 237 lbs. with a 5.30 sec 40. A SC Univ. blog described him in 2010 as "a 6'5 260 linebacker from Rock Hill Northwestern who signed with Georgia Military. He can run sideline to sideline even with that size". They seem to disagree by 3 inches and 23 pounds and about half a second in the 40. While I don't trust ESPN's numbers farther than I can throw them, he was a LB/DL in HS, so 237 could be about right. (GMC listed him as being 6'4" 250 as a 2010 signee.)
Sounds like he was still a rotation guy at Georgia Military, though maybe I'm misinterpreting this quote: "'Keon Stowers is coming on rotating at nose guard with ‘big Daniel’ [McCullers],' Williams said".
A blog post from a HS teacher about Keon's trek through troubles:
I’ve seen Keon Stowers many times in jeans, baggy shorts, t-shirts, football uniforms, and polo shirts – but I had never seen him in a coat-and-tie. My brain just couldn’t make sense of it until he said, “It’s Signin’ Day. I was gonna see if you could come down and get a couple of snaps when I sign.” As he spoke he held his giant hands up like he was pressing the shutter on a tiny imaginary camera.
The semester was pretty much a battle of attrition. Nobody won. Keon failed, and so did I. But here’s the thing – I genuinely liked the guy. I guess that’s the way it is with natural-born leaders. Besides bad attitude, leadership was something else that oozed from Keon. If you weren’t attracted to him, at the very least you had to be intrigued by him
Today, while I “got a few snaps,” Keon signed a commitment to play football at Georgia Military College. The room was crammed with family, teammates, and coaches. He told us all that his plan was to work hard and play hard for GMC, get his grades up, then play Division I ball.