Kelley Going Green

Fresno (Calif.) Central receiver B.J. Kelley makes his college commitment on his official trip...

Fresno (Calif.) Central receiver B.J. Kelley had made it no secret that he was leaning towards Oregon for some time.

After taking an official visit to Eugene, he made that lean become a commitment.

"I committed on my visit," said Kelley.  "I spent most of the time with Coach (Scott) Frost and told him and Coach (Chip) Kelly."

Kelly, one of the top prospects in Central California, said he enjoyed his time at Oregon.

"Everything about it was great," said Kelley. "I felt like it was the place to be. I wanted to come up and see if it was the school for me and it was and the coaches agreed."

Kelley was hosted by quarterback Bryan Bennett, potentially his future quarterback, and also talked with Fresno native Cliff Harris.

"Me and Bryan talked a lot and he could be throwing to me one day," said Kelley.  "Me and Cliff have known each other for a while, and he was telling me during the summer that I should come up there.  If he says it's great like that, than that meant something, and I felt it too."

Kelley and Harris worked out together during the summer on The Hill in Fresno with famed prep coach Tony Perry.

"Cliff is an excellent player and he's a really good guy," said Kelley.

Kelley also was wowed by the campus and facilities that Oregon boasts.

"The campus and the facilities were as good as anyone could say," said Kelley. "You hear all about it, but when you see it, you see why."

And a chance to play early also was key.

"There is a good chance for me to come in and play," said Kelley.  "The three of us receivers, me Tacoi (Sumler) and Devon (Blackmon), there is a good chance we can play early.  We really just have to work hard and get ready for this."

And he's relieved to get the process over with.

"I am happy to get it over with and be done with my visits," said Kelley.  "My family is excited." 

Brandon is in his sixth year with, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining Scout, he spent three years as an o-line and tight ends coach in the high school ranks.
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