Wide receiver Lawrence Keys III

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247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 79 wide receiver.

Rivals ranking: Three stars.

Notable numbers: According to, Keys caught 58 passes for more than 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior.

Birthday: Dec. 9, 1999.

First scholarship offer: Jackson State.

Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: “As soon as coach (DelVaughn) Alexander came down here and we talked face-to-face.”

One word to describe Brian Kelly: Passionate.

The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: “The texts and everything.”

Best player I’ve played against: LSU safety Todd Harris.

The last thing you watched on Netflix: “Friday Night Lights.”

Most embarrassing song on my playlist: “Crew” - GoldLink.

Dream job (other than the NFL): “Anything with football like coaching.”

Expectations for my freshman season: “Freshman All-American, make a name for myself and win a national championship.”

Favorite football accomplishment: “Just being the person I am today. That’s my biggest accomplishment. Without football, I don’t know what I’d be doing right now.”

Under Armour, Nike or Adidas: Under Armour.

What was the first position you played in football? Quarterback.

What’s your best sport other than football? Track.

Sports idol: Cam Newton.

Preferred social media: Twitter.

Favorite musician/band: NBA YoungBoy.

Celebrity crush: Rihanna.

How many times have you watched Rudy? “I’ve never watched it.”

Most used emoji: 

How many pets do you have? Zero.

Three-star wide receiver Lawrence Keys announced his commitment on National Signing Day. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)