QB Chad Kelly Profile
St. Joseph Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.) junior quarterback Chad Kelly spent a considerable amount of time with the Tigers' coaches during his visit to Clemson this weekend.
"We met with the coaches [Friday and Saturday], talked with all of them for probably eight hours," Kelly told CUTigers.com. "We definitely got some insight with everything that's going on and everything with me."
The Scout.com three-star prospect was in town all day Saturday and won't head back home until Sunday morning. His first visit to Tigertown received high marks.
"I loved it. I could definitely see myself playing in Clemson. That's for sure, with everything that we saw," he said. "We're going to definitely check out some more campuses, but they set the bar really, really high."
What stood out the most?
"Everyone from the office to the coaching staff to the people in the community, they're really genuine. It's special."
"Everybody is so polite," Kelly said. "I was sitting in a hotel room with one of the players, his father and his girlfriend. Everybody is just so nice. He saw that, too, when he came down for a visit. That's what stands out.
"Other than the social staff, the coaching staff really wants you to graduate and win a championship. That really means a lot."
Kelly also spent a considerable amount of his time with Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris.
"He came from a fifth-ranked offense to one that struggled. He really believes that he can turn this program around," Kelly said. "I was talking to him about that. He really thinks that I can be a guy that comes in and competes right away and is successful in his offense. That definitely opened some eyes."
He also had plenty of one-on-one time with head coach Dabo Swinney.
"He's on the wide receiver side, so he really wants a quarterback that can get his wide receivers the ball and can really make plays," Kelly said. "He truly believes that I can be that quarterback that they want to sign."
Might he venture back down south for another visit to Clemson?
"I'm definitely going to have to come back. I'm going to probably come back with more of my family," Kelly said. "It was just my dad and my uncle [on this trip]. I'll come back with a few of my other uncles that have a good amount of say in everything. I'll definitely be back…I was with my dad and my uncle Chuck today."
Clemson trip draws rave reviews
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