Kelley Hearing Good Things From ASU

When you play for one of the most storied high school programs in California, Concord De La Salle, it is easy to gain the attention of top college programs. When DevilsDigest caught up with linebacker Terrance Kelley, he told us that the intrigue between him and the Sun Devils is definitely mutual.

"I have a friend, Conrad Roberts, who walked-on the team." Says the 6-0, 215 Kelley. "He says it's beautiful down there…I also met with (ASU's QB) Coach Helfrich, and he told me what a great atmosphere ASU has." rates Kelley as a three-star prospect, who has a fine combination of size, speed and athleticism, as well as a keen nose to the football. Playing on arguably the best high school program in Northern California, he is poised to make a run at All-State honors this coming season.

Even though he plays as a first string tight end, he's been recruited exclusively as a linebacker. Since he was clocked running a 4.55, he naturally list his strength as "Quickness to the ball…but I need to work on my upper body." ASU has offered a scholarship along with conference foes Oregon, Cal, and Arizona. The linebacker lists the first three schools as his favorites.

"Recruiting hasn't been too bad right now." He says, "I'm gonna take my visits, and make my decision then. ASU is definitely a school I want to visit." Kelley claims he won't need to full slate of five official trips to commit to the school of his choice. "I'm planning on making a verbal in the mid-season. I'm probably not gonna wait until December or January to make a decision." The linebacker carries a 2.7. GPA, and recently took the SAT. "I haven't gotten the results but I feel good about it."

Earlier this year, the Sun Devils were able to snag a star player from another stellar California high school program - Cal Poly's linebacker Mark Washington. Undoubtedly, the ASU coaches would love nothing more than to land another linebacker from yet another prestigious golden state program…

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