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.
Probably a good place for him....he'll get to continue to play in bowl
@CartNo, 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.
@everyoneWhy 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?
Welcome to Cougar Nation Keanu.Hoping you have a fun and rewarding
final year of football at BYU.
I love to see players take advantage of this NCAA rule.Best wishes
to Keanu...Go Utes.
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.
He probably could have gone to the U. Why didn't he? Maybe
bowl games DO mean something to players.
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.
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.
Good luck, Keanu. You'll learn that any positive article about BYU football
draws lots of bottom dwelling trolls.
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. GO UTES!!
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.
Wookie: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.
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
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
I'm excited for the upcoming season!
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.
I might have stayed for the Stanford degree. That's just me though.
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!
I might have stayed for the Stanford degree. Do they have degrees after you
already get one? If they do, I would stay for that degree. Then after I get
that degree, I'd transfer, but not till after I get the degree after I
already got one. GO UTES.
Runnerguy 50.....the article said he graduated......out west, that means he has
his Stanford Degree! That's just us!Now he wants to play on a
team that throws.....thus BYU! McMahon, Wilson, Nielson, Young, Detmer,
Okay already. He HAS the degree from Stanford, doesn't get much better. I
BELIEVE the rule says you have to be going for a graduate degree in something
your previouus school doesn't offer. If so, then leaving Stanford
isn't a terrible decision, education wise. And BYU DOES have some highly
accredited graduate programs.I'm not sure ANY receiver at
Stanford had incredible stats. Aren't they famous for being the
grind-it-up, grind-it-out kind of offense? That would be like the second-string
running back leaving a Lavel Edwards team. Not too many opportunities to shine
there.Hopefully he gets to return lots of punts, but not too many
Oh, I get it . . . When Kendal Thompson transfers from Oklahoma to Utah because
he doesn't get any playing time in Norman, it's the next best thing to
sliced bread.But when Keanu Nelson transfers from Stanford to BYU,
it's because he isn't very good.The reality is . . .
nobody knows how good Thompson or Nelson will be and if they will make an
impact. Some transfers find their niche in a new environment and really excel.
Others find their new environment about the same. And others get less playing
time than they did with their original team.Bottom line . . . BYU is
loaded with talent, depth and speed at the WR position. Whether or not these
athletes reach their potential will not be know until a few games into the
Dont we still need a QB that can throw the ball to open receivers...let alone
slower, less-open receivers? All the talent on the receiving corps wont matter
if he can't hit em'
@sherlock holmes. For once there are decent Utah fans in here not being negative
or knocking on byu and then you have to come in here and show your true colors.
Come on man. Go Cougs!
timid sparrow"...he couldn't get on the field playing for a
prestigious team, so he bugged out and went the no-bowl route..."See Kendal Thompson.
TRUTH"Now he wants to play on a team that throws.....thus BYU!
McMahon, Wilson, Nielson, Young, Detmer, Bosco......"I notice
you didn't put Taysom Hill on your list. But I agree, Stanford never
throws. Just ask Elway and Luck.
He's got 4 years to get his degree at Stanford so why would he do 4 years
at byu with no scolarship to get his degree when he could do it at Stanford for
4 years and be pretegous and smart like us with a power conference degree? I
don’t get it?Go Utes!
Can't for the life of me figure out why any receiver, good, bad or
indifferent would want to come to Provo anymore. Anae is never going to return
the Cougars to the passing attack of yore. Three yards and a cloud of dust is
all we'll get for the foreseeable future with who they are signing to play
quarterback. If I were a running QB this the THE place to come because sure as
God makes little green apples, those qb's in front of me are going down to
injury big time. This supposedly talented corp of receivers are going to get
more and more disgruntled as the year progresses, and if Taysom gets injured
along the way, they will become totally irrelevant. Can't believe the
direction this program is going offensively. And, as always, without an O-line
that can play together, offense is an accident waiting to happen - again.
Bachelor degree from Stanford in hand: CHECK - One year of eligibility left:
CHECK - Desire to play Division I football: CHECK - Willing to accept the
standards at BYU: CHECK - Receiving scholarship award: CHECK - Adding depth
where needed: CHECK - Another target for Taysom Hill to hit: CHECK - A good fit
for both parties involved: CHECK
So, the Cougs gave a scholarship to a player who was no more than a water boy at
Stanford. Keanu had 1 reception for 4 yards in his career at Stanford. As a
Cougar fan I would enjoy them building up a large, fast, athletic offensive line
rather than recruiting more "dime a dozen" wide outs. And while I'm
at it....drop the Hurry-Up offensive.
Sounds like a very solid pickup. I remember last year thinking, "Wow,
we're in trouble after Hoffman graduates." Though none of these players
have really proven themselves, the potential excites me. I'm sure if Taysom
has more than 2 seconds to throw the ball this year we will see better results.
It all starts up front.
why would a ute fan even read an article about BYU, let alone comment on it?
Maybe you really are the little brother. Sad.
To TFUDD,Great comment and I agree completely. It is nice to see that.
He finishes his degree and will get a chance to play more here than at Stanford.
There is no doubt that Stanford is at a higher level than byu right now. It
sounds like it is a good fit for both him and us. Just like the kid
transferring to Utah. Often transfers are a great blessing to the kid and the
school. Thanks so much for making a great and positive comment. I am a byu fan
but I do hope the Thompson kid does well at Utah and that will help the Utes
I have loved competitive sports most all my life but with Carlino transferring
for his senior season to somewhere else and this young man transferring to BYU
for his senior year, and with all the others doing the same, no doubt,
competitive sports is turning into something like a Wall Street, Forbes, Money
Magazine, blah blah endeavor.Oh, that's right; it really is.I now just say no to sports addiction.