Noah Keeter, a 6’5” tall linebacker out of F.W. Buchholz High School in Gainesville, Florida, has signed and submitted his national letter of intent to UCLA and is officially a Bruin. UCLA Football announced that it has been received on Twitter:
Keeter will bring maneuverability and speed to a UCLA Bruins defense that has holes to fill, especially when it comes to the pass rush. He not only has the ability to go after the quarterback and make the sack, but, as can be seen in his senior season highlights video, he can bat down passes, take down running backs, and come in for a secondary tackle to make sure a play is, in fact, dead. He doesn’t go in for the hard hit, but rather wraps up his opponent and follows through with the tackle on the ground.
He was also offered by Army, Navy, the Air Force Academy, Cornell, and others. The list of offers he received is a testament to his intellect as well as the upstanding Bruin this young man will be.
Keeter recorded 73 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and 6 pass break ups as a senior in high school. His 40 is 5.03 seconds, his shuttle is 4.76 seconds, and he has a vertical leap of 31.2 inches. At 6’5” and 230 pounds and 18 years of age, he may not even be finished growing. Add that to the UCLA strength and conditioning coaches, and we’ll only see Keeter get bigger and stronger as he progresses through the college game.
Welcome to Westwood, Noah!