Who is Nolan Keeney, and why should BYU fans take notice?

Did you know that BYU is in urgent need of a quarterback for the 2025 recruiting class? It’s surprising, but BYU is really focusing on finding a quarterback this year. The coaching staff has made several offers and particularly targeted Grady Adamson as their top choice. However, Adamson recently committed to Georgia Tech, leaving BYU’s coaches to rethink their strategy for the 2025 quarterback recruitment.

Luckily, there’s a highly talented option within BYU’s traditional recruiting area that fans should know about: Nolan Keeney from Tualatin, Oregon. He could be the perfect quarterback for the Cougars in 2025. BYU offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick has already visited Keeney this spring, and an offer seems likely soon. If an offer is made, BYU could be in a strong position to secure Keeney’s commitment.

Keeney is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an impressive football player with scholarship offers from Houston, Boise State, San Diego State, and others. BYU has always been one of his dream schools, and he’s eager to see if Roderick and the coaching staff will try to bring him to Provo.

Why Keeney? Because he has an exceptional ability to throw the football. Last year as a junior, he had a standout season despite breaking his collarbone early on. He returned for the playoffs, leading his team to the State Championship game. In the semifinals, he threw for over 400 yards and six touchdowns. In the first half of the state championship, he completed 11 of 14 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns before reinjuring his collarbone. His presence was crucial for Tualatin’s offense.

At 6’4″ and 220 pounds, Keeney is not small but could grow even more physically. Despite not being a true dual-threat quarterback, he is a decent athlete and a formidable passer.

Keeney shines in high-pressure situations, playing with confidence and swagger that would resonate well in Provo. As a natural leader, he’s set for a big senior season now that he’s fully healthy. Schools like Arizona State and Oregon have shown interest recently, so BYU would be wise to act quickly before bigger programs come calling.

BYU needs a quarterback for 2025, and Keeney seems like he could be the right fit.