Cam'Ron Kelly (© Michael Clark/Scout)

NC State first to offer 2019 ATH Cam'Ron Kelly

Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith sophomore athlete Cam'Ron Kelly is one of the of the top 2019 prospects in the state and spoke with Scout about his recruitment.

Cam'Ron Kelly had a breakout season last fall for Virginia powerhouse Oscar Smith.

Last weekend, NC State became the first school to offer.

"It felt really good and I'm really happy," said the 6-foot-2, 193-pound Kelly. "It's a big relief to get my first offer. They've been recruiting me for a while and recruiting me hardest and told me they love what I bring to the table. They offered when I was at junior day and the trip was amazing. I loved the atmosphere and the people are so nice. I feel like I could have a big impact if I went there.

"I really love the coaching staff.  I have a great relationship with (cornerbacks) coach (George) Barlow and I'm starting to develop a relationship with coach (Aaron) Henry -- the new safeties coach. The whole staff really cares about their players and their future. It's also very good school academically and that's very important to me.

"Coach (Dave) Doeren actually pulled me into his office and offered me himself. It definitely meant a lot to get an offer from a head coach in person. He was very adamant about it and said he really liked me. He told me he really wanted me to be a part of the Wolfpack. I really enjoyed speaking with him."

Along with NC State, Virginia TechVirginiaTempleAuburn and Old Dominion are the other main schools recruiting him.

One of his next visits will be to Temple.

"I'm supposed to head up there in three or four weeks," Kelly said. "I really like their defense and their coaches. I've talked with (assistant) coach (Reggie) Garrett and (defensive backs) coach (Cory) Robinson.  They've had a lot of success lately.

"They've told me they really like my film and are excited for me to come visit. They said their ready to show me the school and what they have to offer.

"They've shown a lot of interest and I like that communication we've had. They always make sure to stay in contact."

Kelly finished his sophomore season with 48 catches for 753 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, he had 35 tackles, eight interceptions (returned one for a touchdown), 13 pass breakups and a forced fumble.

Scout Football Top Stories