David Keller leaves Bulldog football program

August 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
San Joaquin Memorial graduate David Keller's family told Action News that the offensive lineman will not play for Fresno State this season, and has left the program just one week before the season opener.

That means Fresno State will have to walk down the ramp at Bulldog Stadium without its most heralded recruit. According to his family, Keller asked for a release from his scholarship in May, but was denied by Fresno State athletic director Thomas Boeh.

The Keller family says they wish Fresno State the best, but it just wasn't the right situation for David.

Head coach Tim DeRuyter told Action News before today's scrimmage that he's shocked at the news, especially because he hasn't heard it from Keller himself.