"Recruiting is going great," he notes. "I am enjoying everything about it."
As a junior the 6-3, 210-pound receiver caught 34 passes for 595 yards and ran the football 17 times for 189 yards. His team's quarterback, Brad Clay, is a returning starter so the possibility is there to put up even bigger numbers. "He will be a junior this year," Kelly says of the QB.
This spring the wide receiver ran the 100 meters and qualified for the Alabama High School Athletic Association State Championships meet with a time of 11.18, but he tweaked a hamstring in the process. At the state meet he didn't qualify for the finals as he ran an 11.58 in the preliminary round.
Kelly says he isn't sure what his summer football camp schedule will include. He notes that he will let his high school coaches set that up. He plans to concentrate on his personal workouts over the summer to get ready for what he hopes will be a big senior season for Gadsden City.
His team finished the 2007 regular season with a 9-1 mark and advanced to the second round of the 6A state playoffs before losing 31-23 to Spain Park. "My goal is for us to go farther in the playoffs than we did last year," Kelly says. "I would like to play better than I did last year and be a leader."
On the recruiting front, Kelly notes he isn't in a hurry to make a decision. He points out that he hasn't developed a list of favorites or decided on a course of study for college. With offers from in-state programs Auburn, Alabama and many other colleges, when he is ready to make that decision he will have plenty of choices.