Dr. Krop High finished the 2008 season with a 4-6 record, but Marlon Kelly is excited about the prospects for the 2009 season and his opportunity to play college football.
"Last season we finished 4-6, but we are set for a playoff run this year," Kelly said. "We have some really good athletes at the skilled positions returning and our team will be much improved for the 2009 season."
The 6-2, 195-pound Kelly made a name for himself at the 2009 EA SPORTS Elite 11 regional quarterback camp in Orlando at the Disney Sports Complex. Sixty-five top gunslingers from seven states came out to compete and learn.
"The camp was a great opportunity to learn and compete against some of the top athletes from around the country," said Marlon. "The instructors were positive and told me that I preformed well in the camp. I think I opened a few eyes at the camp and created some interest."
Kelly passed for over 800 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2008 has seen increased interest from college recruiters. The senior QB is holding offers from several FCS programs, but has interest from Rutgers, Louisiana, FIU and Middle Tennessee.
"I have offers from smaller programs, but Rutgers and Louisiana are the programs that have shown the most interest in me lately," Kelly said." "Coach Jenkins from Rutgers and Coach Brown from Louisiana are the two guys that really stick out to me right now. I like both of those coaches and I'm interested in their programs."
What has he been told about the Louisiana Ragin'Cajun program?
"I don't know much about the program, but Coach Brown told me it wasn't a small town campus," Marlon stated. "He said the program is building and it's a great community to attend college and play football. I have no problem going out of state for my education and play college football."
Marlon Kelly scored a 980 on the SAT and completed his junior year with a 3.6 GPA.
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