3-star LB Keith Kelsey visits with USF staff

Gainesville's Keith Kelsey, a 3-star middle linebacker, who's one of the best in the state, took a trip to USF this week to meet with the staff. Kelsey talks about the visit, meeting with the staff, and where the Bulls stand.

Keith Kelsey is a standout linebacker from Gainesville HS that comes from great blood lines. The 6-foot-2, 215 pound 3-star prospect recorded164 tackles, four interceptions and forced two fumbles.

Earlier this week Kelsey made a trip down to Tamp for the USF one-day skills camp, but didn't head down to workout.

 "I came to the USF camp but not to work out," said Kelsey. "I just wanted to visit with the coaches and support my teammates."

While on Campus, Kelsey got to meet with the staff including the Bulls new linebacker coach and defensive coordinator Chris Cosh.

"I hung a lot with Coach Cosh, the linebacker coach and defensive coordinator, and that went real well," said Kelsey. We talked for awhile and I felt like I really got to know him a little bit better and that was a good thing. He told me that he really likes what I do both on and off the field and just to take my time with the recruiting process. "

The 3-star prospect is rated the 49th best middle linebacker by Scout, and is currently up to 10 offers, including South Florida, Duke, Iowa State, Temple, Marshall, Utah and UCF.

"I don't have a list of favorites, but I have a couple that I like," said Kelsey. "I'm just going to keep working hard and the rest will take care of itself."

Kelsey may not have a list of favorites but said he has a high interest in USF.

"I like USF a lot," said Kelsey. "Two of my teammates are going here. Chris Bivins is already here and Tashon Whitehurst just arrived and that has a lot to do with it."

"I really like the campus and the facilities are just great," said Kelsey. "It's a good place to be around and the atmosphere is live, and I like the people here. I like being around the coaches, they're all energized and are a good bunch of people."

Kelsey, whose father played linebacker at Florida, has a connection to the Bulls staff.

"Actually Carl Franks used to coach my dad when he was at Florida," said Kelsey. "So that's kind of cool."

The Gainesville standout says he plans on going to a few camps plans to be active on the camp front this summer

"I know I'll go to a few but nothing is set in stone yet," said Kelsey. "I may go to South Carolina next month."

As to when he'll make his college decision, Kelsey said he doesn't think he'll wait until February.

"I'll probably sometime during the season," said Kelsey. " I'll probably narrow down my list and go from there."

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