Top running back recruit trying hard to pry five-star from Notre Dame

It drew a lot of attention this past weekend when 2023 five-star defensive end Keon Keeley took an official visit to Alabama.

Keeley was Notre Dame’s first commitment to the class; he gave his word back in June 2021.

Keeley was viewed as a prized recruit at the time of his commitment —

a status that has only been enhanced. Some outlets have him as a top-10 player nationally.

Keeley remains committed to Notre Dame, but Marcus Freeman and his staff have their work cut out to keep him.

Talents like Keeley draw attention until they sign their national letters of intent,

and now an Alabama commit is calling his shot at getting Keeley to flip.

Richard Young, one of the nation’s top running backs who committed to the Tide late last week,

already tweeted at Keeley about Alabama once. Now he’s at it again, this time making a grand prediction.

I don’t know what Keeley is going to ultimately end up doing and having once been about to enter my senior year of high school,

I’m guessing Keeley himself doesn’t even know. With Notre Dame still being where he is verbally committed I would presume they’re still the leader,

but Alabama clearly will not be going away.

College football recruiting in 2022.

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