Notre Dame WR Signee Lawrence Keys III Pumped Up For June Arrival

May 17, 2018
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Lawrence Keys III‍ will soon arrive in South Bend with the rest of his recruiting class, and he’s making sure to prepare for anything thrown his way at Notre Dame. 

“I’ve been working out in the weight room, and then I hit the field,” Keys told Irish Sports Daily. “I’ve also been trying to study my plays.

“I’m working on my sprints. I'm trying to improve on my strengths. I’m working on things I really lacked throughout high school or things I needed to correct from high school.”

The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder admits the playbook has been tough to learn by himself, but he has noticed some similarities to his high school playbook. 

“It’s going to come along,” stated Keys. “I’m transforming from a different offense to a whole new offense. I realized that some of the stuff in Notre Dame’s playbook is stuff I did in high school. It’s just different terminology.

“It’s kind of hard because I have to actually look at it every single day when I have graduation and other things I have to focus on too. It’s all about the process and patience.” 

The New Orleans native hit it off with fellow receiver and Louisiana native Michael Young on his official visit. Keys has stayed in contact with Young, and both players look forward to making plays on the field together.  

“We’ve been in contact,” Keys said. “We can’t wait to be able to join up with each other. It’s great because it’s basically having someone I already know and relate to that’s from the same hometown.” 

Young isn’t the only teammate Keys has stayed in contact with as the 2018 recruiting class has made sure to hold each other accountable in the group chat. 

“We’ve been texting each other and making sure everyone is on the same page,” explained Keys. “We’re making sure everyone is studying the playbook. We’re excited and can’t wait to get up there.” 

The McDonogh 35 star is excited to get to Notre Dame in June, but he also is making sure he enjoys the final days of high school.  

“I’m going to miss my family,” Keys stated. “I’m going to miss high school football and just waking up to go to school every morning.” 

It also might be an understatement to say Keys is excited to run out of the tunnel on September 1st against Michigan. Keys admits he has started thinking about the moment quite a bit.   

“I’ll just lay back in my room and think about it,” said Keys. “I can’t believe it’s really happening. It all feels like a dream. There were a lot of lights and cameras running out for high school games, but this is a totally different atmosphere I’m going into. 

“It’s going to be a great experience. I’m already pumped up for it.” 

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