Recruiting: Ex-Notre Dame wide receiver Lawrence Keys to transfer to Tulane

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Wide receiver Lawrence Keys III is trading the Golden Dome for the Green Wave.

The McDonogh 35 product has decided to return home to New Orleans by transferring from Notre Dame to Tulane.

Keys opted out after the first Notre Dame game of this season and entered the transfer portal.

The 5-foot-10, 176-pound senior will join forces again with former Irish offensive coordinator Chip Long, now in his first season with the Green Wave. Keys has blistering speed with a 10.3 seconds timed in the 100 meters and 4.35 in the 40-yard dash. He is a punt returner extraordinaire who also has a good catching radius as a receiver. Keys makes acrobatic catches, excels on crossing routes and blows past single coverage.

The Class of 2018 signee has eight career catches for 185 yards, 45 rushing yards on six carries, 10 kickoff returns for 194 yards and three punt returns for three yards. The extra season of eligibility due to COVID-19 gives the former four-star recruit two years left to play after he redshirted during his first year of college.

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Rene Nadeau


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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