Chryst's Stanford pledge a game-changer

RecruitingNation: Stanford lands No. 1 QB-PP

The nation's top pocket-passer Keller Chryst, ranked No. 21 in the ESPN 300, committed late in the week to the Cardinal. Chryst, a senior at Palo Alto (Calif.), picked Stanford over USC, Alabama and Pitt. He talked about the decision with Phil Murphy.

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. -- Stanford’s argument for being known as Quarterback U just got a whole lot stronger.

The school that has produced NFL signal-callers John Brodie, Jim Plunkett, Steve Dils, John Elway and Andrew Luck has a new member of the fraternity. Keller Chryst, the nation’s No. 1 pocket passer and No. 21 player overall from Palo Alto, Calif., confirmed he committed to the Cardinal when he arrived for the start of the Elite 11 on Friday.

Chryst’s decision was hardly a surprise, as most believed he was leaning toward the Cardinal for quite some time. Even if it’s not a shocker, the ramifications will cause a recruiting ripple effect that will touch a number of schools and players throughout the country.