Morris sees Kelly, part II

On Thursday, Chad Morris made his second spring evaluation period visit to Buffalo, N.Y. for a visit to Chad Kelly's school.

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Morris arrived to St. Joseph Collegiate Institute shortly after lunchtime and stayed until school was out at 2:30.

"He talked to my coach for about two or three hours, just about everything," Kelly told CUTigers.com on Thursday afternoon. "There's a connection there. The quarterback that's at the University of Texas, Garrett Gilbert, he's actually my coach's cousin. I did not know that until today. He told me. They were talking about that for a good bit, I think."

Morris coached Gilbert during his senior season at Lake Travis High School in Texas. Morris and Gilbert finished 16-0 and won a second-straight state title.

When Morris, Clemson's first-year offensive coordinator was in New York eight days before, he watched the Scout.com No. 40 ranked quarterback workout.

Florida State, North Carolina, Rutgers, Maryland, Duke, Buffalo and Syracuse, Tennessee, Notre Dame and Michigan have all stopped by to see Kelly this month.

His only visit to Clemson was in April for the Orange and White spring game. A return trip could be on tap for the summer. Plans are still up in there since Kelly won't be finished with exams until June 24.

"I probably won't make it to a camp, but I might come down for a weekend…hopefully sometime before the summer is over," he said.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound quarterback claims no favorites publicly.

"There are still more and more colleges coming through. We're trying to figure out who all is interested. There are schools that you like and are alright, but there's no list yet," Kelly said.

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

Kelly's uncle is Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly.


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