-Greg Shoemaker, TriStateFootball.com, Best Bets: Ohio - Week 4
"Derek is a real special player, he plays wide receiver for us. He is blessed with a lot of God-given talent. He is a 4.47-40 guy. He is blessed with outstanding speed and quickness."
"He does all of that with his 6-foot-5, 205-pound frame. A defender can have great coverage on him. If the quarterback throws it away from the defender he is going to go up to get the ball. He is a major mismatch for anyone who plays against him in 1-on-1."
"Derek is a really humble guy, he is extremely likable. He is extremely well spoken. He has excellent grades. He comes from a very supportive family. He has really been able to keep a level head on his shoulders during this recruiting process. He has been a very impressive kid since the time I have been around him."
- Nate Moore, Derek's Head Football Coach @ La Salle, Coach Spotlight: Derek Kief by Andrew Bone
“Kief is my favorite wide receiver in the Class of 2014. At 6-5 he is truly a presence when he lines up on offense. He has unreal hand-eye coordination making him almost un-coverable when you throw the ball up in the air. He is a long strider so his speed will catch you by surprise and he will run right by you.”
- Mark Porter @ Director, ScoutingOhio.com, La Salle WR Derek Kief chooses Alabama by Mike Dyer
“Kief stood out head and shoulders against the group of wide receivers on Saturday. He has all the tools to be playing on Sunday's by the time it is all said and done.”
“There was one game at LaSalle where DeVier had four drops. In two years, Derek has had four drops.”
"My favorite wide receiver in this class." "He makes plays constantly. He has the best ball skills I have seen in years."
"Wide receiver Derek Kief continues to be one of the hottest prospects in the Midwest having picked up several major offers in the past week."
"He has an NFL-type body. Maybe most importantly, he’s by all accounts a very good kid that stays out of trouble and does things the right way. Kief has walked into the perfect scenario for Kentucky."
"Northwestern is standing out for Kief. He already took a visit to Evanston, Ill., and was impressed with the Wildcats' full package. Kief holds a 3.7 GPA while taking honors classes and said academics will play a big part in his final decision, which is another reason why NU has stood out."
"Derek Kief, WR, Cincinnati (Ohio) LaSalle – Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa have already offered the 6-foot-5, 185-pound Kief, who at 6-foot-5, 185-pounds has the size and ability to become a nationally recruited receiver. Michigan is the team to watch for Kief as he is high on the Wolverines."
"The 6-5/190 receiver from Cincinnati LaSalle is a fast rising prospect and the good news for Zach Smith is that he grew up as a Buckeye fan. Kief is quiet and keeps things to himself, but that will be hard to do as he is about to explode on the national scene this offseason."
La Salle coach Tom Grippa on junior WR Derek Kief: "Derek Kief is the best receiver in the city."
-Mike Dyer via Twitter
"Cincinnati La Salle wide receiver Derek Kief caught everything in sight"
-Josh Helmholdt, midwest recruiting analyst for rivals.com speaking about game 1 of 2012
"The 6'5" receiver has excellent hands and knows how use his size to pluck the ball away from smaller defenders. ... Derek is exactly the type of receiver the Michigan coaches love and I am actually surprised he hasn't received a scholarship from them already."
-Gobluegr, Michigan Tremendous: An Introduction to Derek Kief
"I think we have the best wide receiver in Cincinnati in Derek Kief. Derek will be a blue chip player. He'll be a DeVier Posey kind of recruit."
-Tom Grippa, Derek's former Head Football Coach @ La Salle, Tri-State Football, Q&A: Tom Grippa, LaSalle by Greg Shoemaker
"Receiver Derek Kief is one of the prized players in the Class of 2014. Look for him to improve on his 44 receptions, 614 receiving yards and seven touchdowns he had as a sophomore."
-DClagens, Queen City High, 2012 Preview: LaSalle Lancers
"Cincinnati (OH) LaSalle 2014 receiver Derek Kief is one to watch in the Buckeye State. Illinois has already offered."
-Barton Simmons, national recruiting analyst for 247Sports
"College coaches are now asking for my top 25 prospects in the Class of 2014. Doing an honest list of the top 25 is hard right now. Just too early to list 25 top prospects. However, no brainers on that list would be Dante Booker-Akron St Vincent- St Marys, Derek Kief-Cincinnati LaSalle..."
-John McCallister, Ohio Class of 2014 List - Too early?
"...Kief laid out for that ball and pulled it in. How bout Dominic Capano, he was doing everything he can to keep that play alive and found Derek Kief in the back of the endzone who used his six foot five (6'5") frame to get the ball and the Lancers have the lead..."
-WLSN Announcers, 2011 LaSalle vs. Elder, WLSN Play of the Year
"If you're looking for a new name on the recruiting scene look for LaSalle sophomore wide receiver Derek Kief who stands 6-foot-6, 173-pounds and averages just over 15-yards per reception."
-Brandon Huffman, National Recruiting Analyst, Scout.com
"Derek Kief (2014) is listed at 6'5-175, but can take a big hit. Impressed that he was hit on two consecutive plays, but managed to stay in the game. Excellent hands. Excellent concentration. One of the best wide receivers in the Class of 2014."
-John McCallister, The McCallister Scouting Report, Around Ohio 2011