Former Stanford quarterback Keller Chryst announced on Twitter last night that he has committed to Tennessee, and he used an awesome picture to do it:
Go Vols! pic.twitter.com/w0glSynHnS
— Keller Chryst (@KellerChryst) March 2, 2018
GoVols247 confirmed the news with Chryst himself.
Chryst will graduate from Stanford this June with eligibility remaining and plans to enroll at Tennessee soon thereafter. His decision comes on the heels of an official visit to Tennessee last weekend.
The third-best pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2014, Chryst redshirted as a freshman for the Cardinal and then played four games (0 starts) as a sophomore, 12 (6-0 as the starter) as a junior, and 7 (all starts) this past season before giving way to KJ Costello after a 5-2 start.
Chryst, whose father Geep is the tight ends coach for the Denver Broncos and whose uncle Paul is the head coach at Wisconsin, will compete for the starting quarterback position immediately against redshirt sophomore Jarrett Guarantano, sophomore Will McBride, and incoming freshman JT Shrout.
Tennessee earned Chryst’s commitment on the power of its new coaching staff, as Chryst, immediately after his official visit this weekend, specifically mentioned running backs coach Chris Weinke and offensive coordinator Tyson Helton as part of a group of “guys from all over that have a good background and football history.” That the Vols will be running a pro-style offense in the SEC was also factor.
Check out Chryst’s 2017 highlights. If you’re like me, you’ll find the play at 1:15 amusing.
See? He LINES UP UNDER CENTER AT THE GOAL LINE TO RUN THE BALL LIKE YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO . . . oh, wait, he threw a touchdown instead. Okay, that works, too.