QB Kelly Discusses Rutgers Offer

One of the rising quarterbacks in the 2012 class resides in Buffalo, N.Y., where 6-foot-3, 207-pound Chad Kelly plays for St. Joseph Collegiate Institute. Kelly recently picked up an offer from Rutgers, and he discussed what he knows about the program. He also said several other schools are close to offering.

St. Joseph Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, N.Y.) Chad Kelly has the bloodlines, and he also has the frame and strong arm to garner big-time college interest.

The 6-foot-3, 207-pound Kelly, who transferred from Red Lion (Pa.) High after his family relocated because of business, received his latest offer from Rutgers, and he plans on making an unofficial visit to campus in the spring.

"I know some of the coaches that were recruiting me at Pittsburgh are now there," Kelly said. "They were kinda of the rise for a couple of years now. I followed them a little since I used to live around that area, but not much."

Rutgers offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti is recruiting Kelly, and the two talked on several occasions this week.

Kelly is looking for certain things in a school, and he will begin visiting colleges shortly to learn more about the campuses, programs and coaches recruiting him.

"I'm looking for just the right fit," Kelly said, "the right offense, the right coaching, just the atmosphere, and a place that feels like it is the right place to go."

Kelly wants to play in a pro-style offense, but also an offense that gives him the freedom to run. While he is adjusting to life, and the winters, in Buffalo, Kelly is also getting some top-tier mentoring from his uncle, former Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who lives in the area.

"It's better because he's able to work with me reading defenses and things like," Chad Kelly said.

Kelly believes his recruitment is picking up, and he could be in store for another high-profile offer this weekend.

"I'm going to be picking up an offer from Alabama tomorrow, Cincinnati tomorrow," he said. "I have Western Michigan, Syracuse, Florida State, Buffalo and then Rutgers. UConn should be calling sometime this week, too."

Kelly is also setting up his unofficial visit schedule.

"I'll be going to Florida State's spring game April 16," Kelly said. "I'll definitely be checking out Alabama now, and Rutgers probably sometime in the next two months."

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