Keon Keeley, a 6'6 230 lb DE out of Tampa, FL, today became the first verbal commitment for Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly's 2023 football class.
Just looking at the measurables and the tape Keeley definitely looks the part of a college defensive end/OLB. The scary thing is he isn't even a junior in high school yet.
Defensive line coach Mike Elston and new defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman continue to do a remarkable job getting top talent along the front 7. Getting a guy of Keeley's talent out of the state of Florida shows the ND staff is top tier recruiters for a program who is looking to move it's way into the top tier on the field (Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State) after moving into the top 2 status.