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Published: Monday, April 7 2014 11:50 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

This is inexplicable. How could a player choose to leave such a prestigious conference to join a "no-longer-relevant mid-major" like the Cougars? I am dazed and disappointed. I may have to rip the sticker off my car.

Ogden, UT

Probably a good place for him....he'll get to continue to play in bowl games.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA


No, it is actually quite "explicable"...he couldn't get on the field in a prestigious conference, so he bugged out and went the no-conference route.



Why not just congratulate the kid for wisely deciding to transfer. He's going to be graduated from a very prestigious school with a bachelors degree. So the kid actually wants to play football..big deal. It's not like BYU or the article is bragging about his potential. I'm sure he's a decent wide receiver but plays at a great school. It'll be an opportunity to stand out at a good football program in BYU....By the way I'm a huge UTAH fan. I don't like BYU anymore then the next Ute fan but why are you even making negative comments?

Orem, UT

Welcome to Cougar Nation Keanu.

Hoping you have a fun and rewarding final year of football at BYU.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

I love to see players take advantage of this NCAA rule.

Best wishes to Keanu...

Go Utes.

Raleigh, NC

Why would he choose BYU to do his graduate work over a pac-12 research institution like utah. He could have the solution to the cold fusion dilemma.

sherlock holmes
Eastern, UT

He probably could have gone to the U. Why didn't he?

Maybe bowl games DO mean something to players.

tucson, AZ

I had the opportunity to coach Keanu as a freshman and watch all of his high school varsity games from the sideline. He dominated the field in high school. More importantly, he is a great young man. I hope he enjoys Provo and has an exciting senior year.

Omaha, NE

With four new wide receivers this year and some left over it will be interesting to see who gets any playing time. It did not say whether he will be on scholarship. Hope every kid who picks a school has a great experience. Sorry to any Ute or BYU fans that there is no hate in this comment.

Salt Lake City, UT

Good luck, Keanu. You'll learn that any positive article about BYU football draws lots of bottom dwelling trolls.

Omaha, NE

Honestly, I would stay at Stanford play sparingly and have a sweet degree from one of the best schools in the USA rather than play for a team where I might be tossed the ball more, no guarantee, and receive a degree from a lesser school. All the same, good luck and stay healthy.



Keanu will probably be used as a punt and kick-off return guy. I see him in the same mold as J.D. Falslev, as a back-up receiver. It never hurts to have some depth. If you're excited about Leslie transferring from UTEP, it makes sense to give some respect to a transfer from Stanford.

West Point , UT

He IS getting his degree from Stanford. Did you read the article? That's why he can play at BYU w/out sitting out a year. I have the same question some other commenters have...how is a receiver going to get a lot if reps this year? This corps isn't just deep, it's deep with legitimate speed and talent. Good luck Keanu, I have a feeling you & Dye will be returning a lot of punts and kickoffs this season. That could be amazing for you at BYU, just ask Via Sikahema, or Trey you could just ask...well, your father.

Danbury, CT

Sounds like a great punt returner which is what we need. Nice to have a great kid from an outstanding institution. Congrats on your Stanford diploma....Go COUGS!!!

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Welcome abouard Keanu Nelson.

Okay Taysom, you got a lot of those receivers to choose from. I wonder if Keanu and Leslie can play secondary instead, that way if our DB go down again like what what happened before 2013 even started.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

I'm excited for the upcoming season!

Highland, UT

This is a very good signing for BYU for several reasons. One is that they had a scholarship available for next year and he has one year of eligibility remaining. He is fast and athletic with the ability to return kicks. He fills a need at the kick return spot and add's depth and speed. It doesn't matter if he is a star or simply add's to the depth and athleticism of the team for his final year of eligibility, either way it is a good deal for BYU and of course he gets to start working on a graduate degree at a fine university while being on scholarship so it is a good deal for him. Win/win.

Virginia Beach, Va

I might have stayed for the Stanford degree. That's just me though.

Payson, UT

Hey Wookie and runnerguy, read the article . . . he HAS a degree from Stanford. The more good receivers, punt and kick off returners competing, the better!

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