Chryst's Top Four

The Palo Alto (Calif.) quarterback, Keller Chryst, has four schools standing out...

Palo Alto (Calif.) quarterback Keller Chryst has been pretty elusive all spring.

But this weekend, Chryst will be out at the San Francisco Elite 11 and the Oakland NFTC.

For Chryst, the top quarterback in California, his focus is school and then football.

Recruiting, while important, hasn't been something he's made a big deal of.

"I'm not a big fan of the process but I just go with it," said Chryst. "But I'm really blessed with what I have. I'm not real big on the internet and all of the attention. I just want to play football."

Chryst has a handful of offers, but four schools are his focus at this point.

"Right now, Alabama, Pitt, Stanford and USC are the ones I'm focusing on," said Chryst. "I haven't planned out which ones I'll camp with."

Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier has been out to see Chryst through, as has Stanford assistant Tavita Pritchard and USC assistant Clay Helton along with a handful of coaches from Pittsburgh.

His uncle, Paul Chryst, is the head coach at Pitt, and the Panthers are trying.

"He's not putting any pressure on me, he's just talking about Pitt," said Chryst.

Chryst hasn't been one to seek out attention and doesn't do a lot of interviews, focusing on the X's and O's aspect of football.

"I'm not worried about rankings or showcases," said Chryst, a coach's kid. "I think being a coach's son has something to do it. I just like to watch film."

Chryst has already visited USC and Stanford for their Junior Day's and took in an unofficial visit to Alabama during the spring, getting to watch them throw.

"I went to their practice and watched them work out and A.J. McCarron is just a really good quarterback to watch," said Chryst.

Chryst said he's not set a time-frame for a decision.

"Once I know, I'll commit as soon as I can," said Chryst. "I don't want to rush into an unwise decision right now."

Brandon is in his ninth year with and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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