Notre Dame, which crushed Texas in South Bend in the 2015 season opener, begins its 2016 season in Austin against Texas; the Fighting Irish, however, are only 5-14 in their first true road game of the year since Lou Holtz left. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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4-star WR Lawrence Keys III picks Notre Dame over Texas

Posted February 7th, 2018

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Texas built a strong signing class at wide receiver, but it missed out on a top slot receiver target Wednesday when Lawrence Keys III signed with Notre Dame.

Keys, a 4-star prospect from New Orleans, became a focus for the Longhorns late in his recruiting process. In addition to Notre Dame and Texas, he was also considering Oregon. He visited the 40 Acres late last month.

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In an interview with NOLA.com, he cited relationships with coaches and academics as major factors in his decision.

“You’ve got to think about after football, and with that scholarship from Notre Dame I can go anywhere in the United States and do something big,” he said.

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