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Four-star QB Keller Chryst verbally commits to Stanford

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Last weekend, we noted that the nephew of West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen had verbally committed to Memphis.

Likewise, a 2014 quarterback recruit with a familiar last name has made his college choice as well, though all things considered, this is a tad bit bigger.

Keller Chryst, a four-star signal caller ( in the class of 2014, gave his verbal commitment to Stanford earlier this week, his mother confirmed to multiple media outlets on Friday. Chryst was also highly interested in Alabama, Pitt and USC. At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, Chryst is rated as the second-best pro-style quarterback and 31st overall player in the country. Should those current rankings remain the same, Chryst would be the highest-ranked quarterback the Cardinal have signed since Trent Edwards, according to Rivals.

His father, Geep Chryst, is the quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers, and Pitt coach Paul Chryst is Keller’s uncle. Suffice to say the kid has some decent bloodlines.

Whether that translates into a successful college career remains to be seen, but there’s a lot of excitement around Chryst and his verbal, should it turn into a signature in February, 2014, is a good get for the Cardinal.

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15 Responses to “Four-star QB Keller Chryst verbally commits to Stanford”
  1. whitdog23 says: Jun 28, 2013 10:05 PM

    Good move…staying in the Bay Area so his father can have more opportunities to watch him play (when 49ers are home). Need more kids like this

  2. thegamecocker says: Jun 28, 2013 10:26 PM

    This young man is a true/scholar athlete. He’s a solid student and will develop nicely at Stanford. Really happy for this young guy.

  3. ndnut says: Jun 28, 2013 11:20 PM

    Any relation to the former ND and Kansas QB Dane Chryst?

  4. burntorangehorn says: Jun 29, 2013 12:09 AM

    Both Geep (QBs) and Paul (TEs) were coaches for the San Diego Chargers when Jim Harbaugh was a quarterback there. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that Keller chose a school steeped in those connections. Shaw, Sanford, Pritchard, Kawata, Turner…a lot of offensive coaches who learned under Harbaugh, and I’ll bet the Chryst family was more than happy for Keller to end up in that pipeline. I’m not saying he’ll be the next great QB there, because some top QB recruits (Nunes, Kiilsgaard, Nottingham, etc.) haven’t panned out there, but the odds of developing at Stanford nowadays are about as good as they get.

  5. tttrojan4life says: Jun 29, 2013 12:10 AM

    This young man is a true/scholar athlete. He’s a solid student….

    The reasons why he is not going to Alabama/SEC. Unless of course he wants to major in Underwater Basket weaving.

  6. biggestredmiami says: Jun 29, 2013 12:35 AM

    So sad that Trent Edwards was ranked higher in his recruiting class than Andrew Luck. Hashtag what a joke.

  7. irishdodger says: Jun 29, 2013 12:35 AM


    Former ND/KU QB, Dayne Crist, spells his last name differently than this kid…whose uncle is the former OC at Wisky & the current HC @ Pitt.

  8. thegamecocker says: Jun 29, 2013 7:54 AM


    Ragging on SEC schools not appreciated. Southern Cal is a great school. Don’t make it look bad by making disparaging comments about other schools. You’re better than that.

  9. ndnut says: Jun 29, 2013 8:48 AM

    Sorry @irishdodger. I had a late night brain fart. Thanks fir the catch!

  10. fnc111 says: Jun 29, 2013 9:31 AM

    Who is Dane Chryst?

    Either way I’m guessing he has no relationship to Dayne Crist.

  11. ndnut says: Jun 29, 2013 12:07 PM

    First name was autocorrect. Last name was my brain fart. You had no reason to post this comment nearly 45 minutes after the mistake was acknowledged. Now go back to your own land where everyone has a perfect memory you jerkface.

  12. teambringitstrong says: Jun 29, 2013 5:27 PM

    At one time I can remember another institution that apparently had high standards but their FB program was in a sorry state of affairs. Then all of a sudden they started winning their conference and beating the big dog of said conference.
    Then they got caught. Stanford is a fine institution but don’t give me that holier than thou BS about their athletes.

  13. pedagoguish says: Jul 3, 2013 11:15 PM

    Dear ‘cocker,

    Actually, we AREN’T better than that. We just love ragging on SEC Neandertals whose IQs lag about 225 points of their playing weights. What can you say about fans who throw toilet paper all over defenseless trees? What can you say about fans who then POISON said trees?

    Go Stanford. Go Ohio State. Go Oregon. Go anyone who doesn’t live south of the Mason/Dixon line.

  14. thegamecocker says: Jul 4, 2013 8:43 AM


    As an understatement, may I conclude that you are not a real open-minded, unbiased kind of guy? At the University of Pennsylvania home football games, fans throw bread onto the track at Franklin Field. Franklin Field is a roach and rat infested venue they claim is “under control”. Think that’s smart? Believe me, I’m no defender of Auburn University, but every school has their traditions. Your comment about IQ’s and playing weights are not humorous at all. You can hate the every school south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but that really makes you look ignorant and totally biased. You’re entitled so do “Fight On”.

  15. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 5, 2013 3:24 PM


    Don’t worry about ignorant people that think there are no decent schools in the south.

    Just remember, if someone’s trying to tear you down… you’re already above them.

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