Class of 2015 ATH Kelly Recaps Rutgers Visit

Union City (N.J.) 2015 athlete Daiquan Kelly spent his Sunday at Rutgers on an unofficial visit to campus. Visiting for the first time since earning a verbal scholarship offer, Kelly went in-depth on his trip to Rutgers with his junior season about to get underway.

Union City (N.J.) 2015 athlete Daiquan Kelly brought his family to Rutgers for the first time and received an in-depth look at the school. Kelly spent more than five hours on campus during training camp Sunday afternoon and watched a practice with family and some younger teammates.

Kelly received a Rutgers offer in June during a strong camp showing, but said he is not close to making any college decisions.

"I'm a long way away from a decision but I definitely have my eye on Rutgers," Kelly said.

Kelly brought family and younger teammates to campus, where he spent time at the Hale Center facilities and watched the practice up close.

"It was great," Kelly said. "… I watched the receivers, corners, linebackers. … I can tell you, my expectations for them are way higher this year.

"After I saw them in practice, I know they're going to be really good."

Rutgers is recruiting Kelly for defense but wants to see how he grows over the next year, Kelly said.

"Right now, they said it's defense," Kelly said. "It doesn't matter [which position] to me because it's all playing football. Maybe linebacker or safety or something."

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound athlete holds offers from Virginia and Massachusetts after a strong offseason, but does not expect to visit either school any time soon. Kelly saw Penn State this summer and is now focused on training camp and the start of his junior season.

Kelly plays receiver and defensive back for Union City, which opens next month against Shabazz.

"That was the best part of Rutgers [visit]," Kelly said. "I sat down and had a conversation with coach [Kyle] Flood. He was asking me all about my season and they want to come to one of my games."

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