Keenan Nelson Jr. has signed with the South Carolina Gamecocks

National Signing Day South Carolina

Keenan Nelson Jr. signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for the University of South Carolina on Wednesday, December 15. Look inside to get the scoop on this exciting addition to the 2022 South Carolina class.

Keenan Nelson Jr. Profile

Keenan Nelson Jr. is a 6-foot, 195 pound defensive back from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a student at St. Joseph’s high school located in Philadelphia.

Nelson is rated 4 stars by and 4 stars by According to, Nelson committed to the Gamecocks and head coach Shane Beamer on July 20, 2021.

Nelson is considered one of the top 2022 high school football prospects in the state of Pennsylvania. He is ranked No. 18 nationally at his position by 247Sports. rated Nelson at 5.8. A rivals rating of 6.1 or higher is considered a “Franchise Player,” A rivals rating of 6.0 to 6.8 is considered commensurate as a “All American Candidate,” a rivals rating 5.7 to 5.5 is considered an “All Region Selection,” and a rating of 5.2-5.4 is viewed as a “Low End FBS prospect.”

In addition to South Carolina, some of Nelson‘s more notable offers included Penn State, Duke and Arizona State.

Nelson is one of over 18 known 2022 football commits for South Carolina. That number could change due to additional commits or decommits.

Keenan Nelson Jr. Highlights

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