Buffalo QB in town this weekend

First-year offensive coordinator Chad Morris has identified several quarterback prospects in the 2012 class that he's deemed offer worthy. One will be in Clemson this weekend.

QB Chad Kelly Profile

It's been over a month since Morris first contacted St. Joseph Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.) junior quarterback Chad Kelly.

An offer from the Tigers wasn't far behind the contact between the Chads.

"[The offer] was probably a couple of days after [contact began]. They invited me to their spring game right away, and they're junior day, which is this week, too," Kelly told CUTigers.com on Monday.

The Scout.com three-star, who is ranked as the No. 38 quarterback in the 2012 class, will arrive to Clemson on Friday morning. He'll be in Tigertown through Sunday afternoon.

"I watched them a few times this year, and I knew what kind of style of football they played," Kelly said. "When I started talking more and more to coach Morris, he said he was going to change up the playbook and it was going to fit my style more. I got more info once I started talking to him."

He's looking forward to watching the Tigers play in the Orange and White spring game on Saturday.

"I want to see the kind of offense they're going to be running," Kelly said. "I want to see the atmosphere, the way coaches interact with the players during the game."

So far this spring, his only visits were to Syracuse and Buffalo.

Next weekend, he'll visit Florida State for the Seminoles' spring game. Trips to Alabama and Miami are on deck, too, but they have not been set in stone.

Right now, there are no leaders.

"I haven't really checked out any colleges lately…we can't really decide on anything right now," Kelly said. "We're just waiting on May to come up, and I'm sure, right before school ends, we'll have a top 10."

Several criteria will be kept in mind.

"I want the right offense, the right atmosphere and what their goal is. I want to win a national championship. I also want to be able to come in and compete right away," he said.

As a junior, Kelly threw for 2.159 yards and 25 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,057 and 14 scores.


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