Oregon showing interest in Kelley

Pflugerville (Tex.) safety Louis Kelley has a few big name programs recruiting him and another one entered the picture this week.

Pflugerville safety Louis Kelley is a promising defensive back prospect and among the Scout 300 for 2016. Programs such as Oregon State, Michigan State, Texas and Texas Tech have already taken notice of the 6-foot-1, 180-pound junior and last week Oregon became the latest school to join the fray.

“They’re just trying to get to know me,” he said. “They’re getting my transcript.”

The Ducks have been keeping tabs on Kelley for at least a few months after secondary coach John Neal stopped by Pflguerville on a scouting trip in the spring. According to Kelley, members of the coaching staff could return this fall to watch him play in person.

“They’re going to call me and tell me which game they’re coming to this season,” he said.

Kelley grew up a Texas Tech fan but said that despite that, Oregon and the atmosphere it presents is something that has intrigued him for some time.

“I really like them,” he said. “It’s always been a school that I’ve liked.”

Primarily a defensive back, Kelley has been used as a running back this season at Pflugerville, but he’ll likely end up playing in the secondary at the next level. Having seen what Oregon does with its defensive scheme, likes the aggressive edge that the Ducks play with on Saturdays.

“They have a lot of blitzes they like to do and I like that,” he said.

Although extremely in the process, Kelley is already eyeing a chance to visit Eugene.

“We’re planning to go up there this summer or before that,” he said.

Having already visited Texas, Kelley also intends to visit the other aforementioned programs during the spring and summer of 2015.


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