Kelly helped lead Union City to a 39-12 victory over Shabazz (N.J.) in his opener Saturday and scored a touchdown in the process.
"It was a very good start to the season for us," Kelly said. "I was surprised because we pushed ourselves very hard to come out with the win. It's a good way to start off. …I played well but I wish [the referees] gave me the interception I made."
Kelly picked up his Big Ten offer from Rutgers after a strong camp showing in June. Kelly camped as a wide receiver but is being recruited as a safety by the Scarlet Knights.
"Rutgers, that's a good school to keep in touch," Kelly said. "I love the coaching staff. I've been there a bunch of times. I went to plenty of practices."
Kelly visited Rutgers twice over the summer, including a training camp practice with family.
"Rutgers practices are great," he said. "Their defense is really enthusiastic. They're flying around. I love to be there. They want me on their defense."
"I'm looking to see a big win," Kelly said. "I was cheering for them against Fresno State, but they lost, so I want to see them win big."
Though Rutgers has established a strong relationship with Kelly, Virginia was his first verbal offer. The Cavaliers remain of high interest, but Kelly does not yet have plans to visit campus.
"I've been getting a bunch of mail," he said. "I'm trying to go for a visit most definitely, but I don't know [when]."
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Kelly has academics at the top of his list.
"I know they have a great academic program," Kelly said on Virginia. "That's the main thing I know about them, but that's like the main thing in my decision is academics."
Kelly logged two catches for 25 yards and a touchdown to go along with eight tackles and a forced fumble in his opener. Here is a look at his performance.