Spotlight 2015: ATH Daiquan Kelly

Union City (N.J.) 2015 athlete Daiquan Kelly holds two verbal scholarship and recently participated in a Friday night skills camp at Rutgers. Kelly discussed the beginning of his recruitment and summer visit plans as well as his thoughts on the Rutgers camp.

Union City (N.J.) 2015 athlete Daiquan Kelly impressed at Friday night's Rutgers skills camp as a receiver but is also being recruited as a defensive back. With offers from Virginia and Massachusetts during the spring evaluation period, Kelly hopes a third is coming after his showing at Rutgers.

"I talked a lot with the coaches and they said they were going to offer me later and they liked me," Kelly said. "I had a great time. I bettered myself. I learned a lot that I can take back to my school to get better."

Kelly enjoyed instruction from the offensive coaching staff and his conversation with defensive coordinator Dave Cohen, who recruits Union City for Rutgers.

"They told me a lot," Kelly said. "I've talked to them before so it wasn't anything new, but I enjoyed it a lot. Coach Cohen was saying that he wants players like me on defense and that I'm a good player."

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound athlete has Virginia and Massachusetts offers following the spring evaluation period and hopes to camp in Charlottesville, Va., with teammates.

Virginia also offered Union City 2015 lineman Steven Gonzalez during the spring evaluation period.

"They want us to come for their camp to visit," Kelly said. "I think we're going to but I don't know. I don't know a lot about Virginia yet."

Education is on top for Kelly, who is excited about offers from two big-time academic programs and his interest from Rutgers.

"Education is first for me definitely," Kelly said. "It's the most important thing. I know that [Virginia and Massachusetts] are both great schools, but I want to see more about the academics they offer. Rutgers, obviously, is a great school."

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