Kelly's recruiting profile: Power player
Returning defensive ends: Bruce Heggie, Ethan Johnson, Kapron Lewis-Moore, Kona Schwenke, Hafis Williams (also NG)
Returning nose guards/hybrids: Sean Cwynar (NG/DE), Brandon Newman (NG/DE), Louis Nix (NG), Tyler Stockton (NG/DE), Hafis Williams (DE/NG)
Returning offensive linemen: Braxston Cave (C), Lane Clelland (T), Taylor Dever (T), Mike Golic (G/C), Christian Lombard (T), Zack Martin (T), Tate Nichols (T), Andrew Nuss (G/T), Trevor Robinson (G), Chris Watt (G/C)
Berk on Carrico: A player Brian Kelly started recruiting early while still at Cincinnati that allowed him to get a start to the Class of 2011. Carrico is a "RKG" and has the ability to play on either side of the ball. Will start as a defensive lineman, however, fully capable of moving over and becoming an offensive lineman at some point in his career.