Ryan Kelly, the 6'5" 280 pound offensive center, was wondering what the hold up was with the Wolverines after a junior day visit earlier in the year. After getting into contact with the coaches again, everything was cleared up.
"At first when I went up to junior day they really liked me
a lot," Kelly recalled for GoBlueWolverine.
"Then after that it kind of died down a little bit and I didn't really
hear anything from them. Then I got in
touch with Coach Dews and he said that they wanted me but we had to wait on the
offensive coordinator. At this time I
was already getting offers from Florida and Alabama and things, so I
got on the phone with Coach Rodriguez and he said they had staff meetings every
week and they talked about me all the time.
He told me I was getting my offer but it wasn't because all of the other
Kelly, who recently named a top five (Michigan included), still has the Maize
Blue high on his list, despite the early miscommunications.
is still up there. The academics are
probably the biggest thing, and one of the reasons they're so high up
there. I've already qualified and
everything with the NCAA. You can
graduate there with a really great degree and football can only take you so
While academics are certainly at the top of the list for the
Buckeye State prospect, he also weighed in on
the current state of the football program.
"I'd say they're kind of… they've had some allegations and
stuff but just a couple of off years and rebuilding. I expect they will
probably step it up and go
Kelly has kept the road blisteringly hot over the summer,
and thus isn't sure of his next possible destination on his visit's
"I'm just really not sure right now, I've been taking so
many visits. I'm probably just going to
sit down for a couple of weeks or so and think about it whether it's worth it
The recruiting process has certainly caught up with Kelly,
and he will deservedly take a break and start making check lists for himself
before any more decisions, regardless of what they may be, are made.
"Reporters and coaches call all the time right after these
visits so it gets so confusing. I really
just need to sit down and start planning out all the pro's and con's of
everything. I just don't even know right
Kelly Has Michigan High
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