Kendall Kelly, Scout.com five-star wide receiver from Gadsden (Ala.) City, is playing on the West team in the U.S. Army All-American game.
"It feels great to be here," said Kendall Kelly. "It's a big challenge. There are a lot of great players from around the country. Guys out here are as big and as fast as you."
T.J. McDonald has really impressed me. Patrick Hall has been real impressive. All the California guys, Rueben Randle and Randall Carroll have been real good."
"The guys on the West are just like us (Alabama players). We are all down-to-earth. We are kicking it. We enjoy the same stuff. The Alabama guys sit together at dinner and breakfast. We are used to each other."
Kelly is blessed with all the physical tools standing 6-foot-3, 225-pounds and runs a consistent 4.5 40-yard dash. He hopes to improve before getting to the next level.
"I think I can improve my routes," Kelly said. "I need to stay low and get to the top."
Kelly has scheduled three official visits and will decide between four schools for another visit.
"I am visiting Alabama on January 9, Clemson on January 16 and LSU on January 23," he said.
"I'm thinking about visits to Florida, Oregon, Auburn, Mississippi State.
"Those three schools have everything I am looking for. They have great wide receiver coaches, great programs, great location. The players aren't too crazy. They are just like me. I still plan to make a decision on signing day."
Kelly received in-home visits from Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Auburn head coach Gene Chizik in December. He talked about the visits, and the Tigers hire of offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn.
"The visit with Coach Saban was great," Kelly stated. "I got to sit down with him in my kind of environment. He is saying a lot of good things. He said I could fit in good. He wants me and Rueben Randle down there."
"Coach Chizik is a real nice guy. He is straightforward. He is coming to change the program. Coach Malzahn called me the other night. I didn't talk to him because we were at Six Flags, but I am impressed with the hire. Tulsa is known for their offense. It's a possibility they may receive a visit."
Five-Star WR Discusses Visits
CUTigers.com Top Stories
TIGERS REMAIN #3 IN BOTH POLLSWith Ohio State losing and Michigan jumping to #2, idle Clemson sits at #3 in both of Sunday's polls.
GRADES AND ANALYSIS: NC State#3 Clemson committed 4 turnovers, including 3 in the red zone and a pick-six, in its 24-17 overtime win over NC State in Death Valley.
CUTigers.comThursday at 2:52 PM
Clemson Basketball Media DayWatch Head Coach Brad Brownell and his assistant coaches discuss the upcoming basketball season at Clemson Media Day!
CUTigers.comThursday at 1:30 PM
PHOTO GALLERY: #3 Clemson vs NC StateEnjoy these images from Clemson's thrilling overtime victory versus NC State in Death Valley, courtesy of CUTigers Photographer John Bolton!
CUTigers.comThursday at 11:12 AM
College coaches who could get hired awayWhy these highly sought college football coaches would leave (and why they could stay)
ScoutThursday at 10:00 AM