Palo Alto High School (CA) quarterback Keller Chryst is looking to be the next big name on that list.
ESPN's Blair Angulo tweeted Friday night that Chryst made his decision, choosing Stanford over other powerhouse programs such as USC, Alabama and Georgia.
"I just felt like it was the best decision for me overall," Chryst told ESPN. "Every school had their own strong points, and I just felt like I fit in best at Stanford."
A consensus 5-star prospect, Chryst is widely regarded as the No. 1 overall pocket passer in the nation, while 247Sports lists him as the No. 23 recruit in the "Top247" rankings. As a junior, he compiled 2,489 passing yards, 28 touchdowns and added another four scores on the ground.
Chryst has some hop to his step, but won't be able to rely on his legs at the next level. He seems to be used to extending plays by scrambling once the pocket collapses, attempting to create some outside throwing lanes.
However, he doesn't look comfortable throwing the ball on the run and his accuracy takes a big hit when he has to do so. Besides, his awkward style of aggressive running-and-throwing will undoubtedly get him hurt against collegiate defenses, so this is a habit he will have to break.
Chryst's father, Geep, is the quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers, and his uncle, Paul, is the head coach for the Pittsburgh Panthers.
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