Five-Star Edge Signs with the Crimson Tide
Five-star class of 2023 edge Keon Keeley officially signed with Alabama on Wednesday.
The Fla., native ranks No. 10 nationally, No. 1 in edges, and No. 3 in the state of Fla., according to 247Sports Composite.
Last season, the senior recorded 23.5 tackles for loss and 19 sacks.
"A larger-framed pass rusher that’s best football still appears to be well ahead of him, which is bad news for future opponents. The first one off the bus with his hulking, muscular frame that looks to be pushing 6-foot-6, 245 pounds. Has a bit of a natural up-right demeanor to him, but isn’t exactly stiff, and has shown time and time again on Friday nights that he can bend and find some leverage. Does a variety of different things well at this stage in his development, but the most promising trait might be his motor and ability to make stops/plays in backside pursuit. Has experience working out of both a two and three-point stance in a 4-3 base defense. Superb snap anticipation allows him to quickly shoot into the backfield and get to work," said southeast recruiting analyst for 247Sports Andrew Ivins.
Keeley originally committed to Notre Dame in 2021, but decommitted this summer shortly after having an unofficial visit to the Capstone. He committed to the Crimson Tide last week.
He is one of 24 commits to the Crimson Tide and aided Alabama in receiving the top-ranked recruiting class in the country.