I figured it out. For anyone else who might have the same problem here is the solution:
To begin let me say that the only menu i tried to get into was the boot menu, f12. I never tried to get into the bios setup, DEL. Hit DEL the usb keyboard will work in this menu. Go down to integrated peripherals and hit enter. Go down to USB Keyboard and enable it. Now your USB keyboard will work in the other menus. Why gigabyte's default is to disable USB keyboards i do not know seems silly to me but its an easy fix.
Hope this helped.