Stanford's Keanu Nelson transferring to BYU for senior season

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PROVO, Utah - BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall today announced the signing of wide receiver Keanu Nelson from Stanford University.

Nelson has signed a scholarship agreement with the Cougars and will join the team this summer for the 2014 season. After graduating from Stanford this spring with a bachelor's degree in science, technology and society, he will have one year of eligibility to play for BYU.

"We look forward to having Keanu join our program," Mendenhall said. "He is a talented athlete and his high football IQ should serve him well during his transition while preparing to contribute to our team this season."

The 5-foot-11, 184-pound senior saw action in five games with the Cardinal as a receiver and punt returner. A native of Tucson, Ariz., Nelson was the fourth-best high school recruit from the state of Arizona where he tallied 61 catches, 1,135 receiving yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. Over his prep career, he totaled 2,065 rushing yards and 31 rushing touchdowns to go with 994 career punt return yards. An all-state receiver, Nelson was twice named first-team all-region on offense and defense at Sabino High School, the same school as former BYU defensive back Quinn Gooch.