Second generation Buff?

Karry Kelley played offensive tackle in Boulder from 1976-1979 and was the Buffs' starting right tackle during his senior season in Chuck Fairbanks' first year as coach. Now his son is considering wearing the black and gold. Get inside for more

Alex Kelley, a 6-foot-3, 295-pound center from Vista High School in Vista, Calif., will make an official visit to Boulder next week to watch the Buffs take on Georgia in Folsom Field.

Kelley, three-star recruit ranked the No. 21 center in the nation in the 2011 cycle, said his father is making the trip with him and his teammate Stefan McClure, a four-star cornerback, also has set up a visit the same weekend.

Kelley said he sually visits the Denver area every summer and has been to Boulder once with his father who wanted to show his son the school he attended and the stadium in which he played college football.

Now he will get to see even more of the campus and the inner workings of the program.

"I guess I just want to see if it's a place where I can fit in," Kelley said. "I want to see how good the coaching is and whether I can maybe make it to the next level. Just pretty see if I can live there for five years and if it's the perfect fit for me."

Kelley said he has received offers from Colorado, Boise State, Minnesota, San Jose State and New Mexico State and is being recruited by several more programs as well.

Kelley said he is trying to set up a visit to Minnesota but doesn't plan to visit Boise State.

Kelley is being recruited by every school as a center. He has a reputation at the high school level for being a dominating blocker and that has caught the attention of recruiters.

Vista is a senior-laden team and began the season ranked No. 1 in San Diego County.


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