Western PA LB would prefer to stay close to home

Woodland Hills HS in Pittsburgh is considered one of the best programs in the state and the country. The school sends many players to Division 1 every year, and this year should be no different as the team's leading tackler from last season returns.

Jim Kelly is a 6'3" 220 pound LB with 4.6 speed, and will be smack dab in the middle of both the defense and the next crop of excellent seniors.

Kelly says that the most contact he has received so far is from Boston College, Wisconsin, and Syracuse, and he has recently started to get letters from Ohio State. Also Maryland and Kent State want him to come visit unofficially.

But Kelly, who is also the starting centerfielder on the baseball team, would prefer to stay close to home if he could.

"I would like to be close to my family so they can see me play," says Kelly. "My favorite team growing up was Pitt. And my dad is a big Pitt fan."

But Kelly says Pitt hasn't talked to him much yet, even though he says, "all of the local teams were the teams I watched growing up. Pitt, Penn State, Notre Dame, Ohio State."

Kelly, who has a brother at Penn State, is also a very good student with a 3.0 GPA.

But Kelly makes it known that he is not in a hurry to make a decision.

"I might wait for awhile to make sure I find the right place."

As for camping, Kelly expects to go to the Metro Index Camp in Pittsburgh as well as a 7 on 7 camp in Illinois that Woodland Hills coaches take the team to.

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