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UCLA Football Recruiting: 3-Star OLB Noah Keeter Commits to the Bruins

The Bruins add a pass rusher to their 2019 recruiting class.

New UCLA OLB commit Noah Keeter (34) applies pressure to an opposing quarterback.

Last evening, 3-star OLB Noah Keeter from Bucholz HS in Gainesville, Florida became the first recruit to commit to UCLA since the Early Signing Period closed last month. According to 247Sports, Keeter received an offer from Chip Kelly earlier in the day yesterday during his official visit to campus.

Keeter made the announcement via Twitter.


Keeter was previously offered by the Army Black Knights, the Navy Midshipmen, the Air Force Falcons, the Ohio Bobcats, and the Charlotte 49ers. Additionally, he had been offered a preferred walk-on spot with the Florida Gators. It certainly speaks to Keeter’s character that he was offered by all three service academies.

According to his Hudl profile, Keeter is 6’5” tall and weighs 230 lbs. He benches 230 lbs and can squat 320 lbs.

In his Hudl senior season highlights video, Keeter seems to possess enough quickness to out-manuever opposing offensive linemen and that results in an ability to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks. He was also able to put that quickness to use to block a punt as seen at the 1:26 mark.

UCLA definitely needs help rushing the passer and, if Keeter is able to work his way on to the field, he could contribute as early as this coming season, even if he starts off rushing opposing punters on special teams.

Here’s the current state of the 2019 UCLA football recruiting class.

2019 UCLA Football Recruiting Class

Recruit Name Position Current School Composite Rating Commitment Date
Recruit Name Position Current School Composite Rating Commitment Date
Sean Rhyan OT San Juan Hills HS (San Juan Capistrano, CA) 4-Star Signed
Michael Martinez TE Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, CA) 3-Star 6/19/2018
Shamar Martin CB Morse HS (San Diego, CA) 3-Star Signed
Charles Njoku WR Wayne Hills HS (Wayne, NJ) 3-Star 1/25/2019
William Nimmo S Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, CA) 3-Star Signed
Duke Clemens OG Punahou HS (Honolulu, HI) 3-Star Signed
John Ward LB Palmdale HS (Palmdale, CA) 3-Star Signed
Datona Jackson OLB College of the Desert (Palm Desert, CA) 3-Star Signed
Beau Taylor OG Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas, NV) 3-Star Signed
Chase Griffin QB Hutto HS (Hutto, TX) 3-Star Signed
Siale Liku DT Oakland HS (Oakland, CA) 3-Star Signed
Jahmon McClendon RB Monte Vista HS (Spring Valley, CA) 3-Star Signed
Carl Jones DB Bakersfield HS (Bakersfield, CA) 3-Star Signed
Kain Medrano ATH East HS (Pueblo, CO) 3-Star Signed
Jaylen Erwin WR Hutchinson CC (Charlotte, NC) 3-Star Signed
Noah Keeter OLB Bucholz HS (Gainesville, FL) 3-Star 1/12/2019
Hayden Harris ATH Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, WA) 2-Star Signed
Josh Carlin OG Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA) 2-Star Signed
Keegan Jones RB Cleveland HS (Cleveland, TN) 2-Star Signed
Jack Landherr LS Chino Hills HS (Chino, CA) 2-Star** 10/11/2018
Nicolas Barr-Mira PK Loyola HS (Los Angeles, CA) 2-Star** 12/5/2018
** denotes 2019 key walk-ons. Composite Ratings are from For individuals who do not have a composite rating,’s site ranking is used.

Welcome to Westwood, Noah!

Go Bruins!