"I will be furthering my academic and football career at Tulane University,” said the 2021 Taylorsville quarterback in an announcement on Twitter Friday afternoon.
Keyes is listed as the No. 18 pro quarterback and the No. 336 overall recruit in the 2021 class by the 247Sports composite rankings.
“I would like to thank God blessing me with the athletic abilities to be able to play the game I love at the next level,” said Keyes. “I also want to thank God through the process in finding the perfect school for me.”
Keyes currently holds nine Division 1 offers. He chose Tulane over offers from Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Auburn, Mississippi State, and Oregon, among others.
Keyes was first offered by Ole Miss as a freshman. Mississippi State soon followed. As a freshman, Keyes led Taylorsville to it’s first football title since 2002. The Tartars defeated Winona 41-26 in Oxford, Miss. on Dec. 2 in the Class 2A title game. Last season, Keyes helped Taylorsville (15-1) capture its second title in three years with a 48-18 win over Northside.
“I want to thank all my coaches and teammates that constantly made me into the best player I could be on and off the field,” Keyes said. “Finally, I want to thank every school that gave me the opportunity to play at their program and poured knowledge into me through the process.”
The 6’1, 180-pound four-star junior athlete has 12,019 passing yards on 658 completions and 125 touchdowns. He’s rushed for another 1,300 yards on 161 carries and 16 touchdowns.
Keyes is the most highly-recruited quarterback to come out of Taylorsville since Jason Campbell, who played Division 1 football at Auburn and later played nine years in the NFL.