Rutgers Offers 2015 ATH Kelly

Union City (N.J.) 2015 athlete Daiquan Kelly was a standout as a one-day camper at Rutgers today. After heading home for the day, Kelly received a scholarship offer from the Scarlet Knights – his third at the Division I level.

Union City (N.J.) 2015 athlete Daiquan Kelly got the call he was hoping for shortly after leaving Rutgers at Monday's camp. After a conversation with his head coach, Wil Valdez, Kelly learned that he had a Rutgers scholarship offer.

Kelly impressed at multiple positions Monday and had a conversation with head coach Kyle Flood about his performance.

"It was something I was looking forward to getting," Kelly said. "It was great talking to the head coach. … He said that he heard I was playing well at wide receiver and defensive back and that I could be a good fit."

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound athlete worked the morning at wide receiver and spent a short afternoon session at defensive back before thunderstorms ended things.

Kelly said he enjoys both sides of the ball and has no preference at the college level.

"I thought I did great at wide receiver," Kelly said. "[Graduate assistant Matt Simon] was great. He taught me a lot. I learned some good things with him."

Kelly comes from the same high school as 2015 offensive lineman Steven Gonzalez, who received a Rutgers offer during spring practice. The two have discussed playing together at the next level and both hold offers from Rutgers and Virginia.

"We've talked about it, definitely," Kelly said. "It's just a great feeling right now."


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