With 19 signees already in place on Wednesday evening, the Texas Longhorns turned attention to one of the remaining areas of need by offering New Orleans (La.) McDonogh 35 wide receiver Lawrence Keys III:
Bless to say that I have received an offer from the University of Texas pic.twitter.com/JWG3Sp0W5k— Lawrence Keys III (@Double_doo1) December 21, 2017
The 5’10.5, 160-pounder is set to sign in February, so there’s plenty of time for the Longhorns to recruit him and try to get him on campus once again — he visited Austin last summer. So far, he has official visits set up to LSU on January 12 and Notre Dame the following weekend.
Those two schools most likely lead in his recruitment, with the Tigers currently holding all four 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions.
Auburn, Houston, Nebraska, and TCU round out the rest of his top six.
Keys was a big-play threat for McDonogh 35, capable of using his quickness and route-running ability to get open down the field. In the open field, he’s shifty and can reach top speed quickly. And despite the fact that he’s only 160 pounds, he’s remarkably difficult to bring down.
Keys is a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 260 player nationally, the No. 45 wide receiver, and the No. 6 player in Louisiana, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.