The numbers the 6-4, 190-pound Kelly compiled last fall at Longview High School are imposing -- 26 catches, 826 yards and a mind-boggling 30.6 yards-per-catch average.
Here's what he had to say about the schools in his top seven:
USC: ''I like the way they throw the ball. And the way they like to get the ball to their big, huge receivers. They signed several receivers, but I know I have the potential to compete with the best. It's kind of far away from home though.''
LSU: ''The style of offense they run and they throw it enough. They don't throw it a whole lot, but I could come down there and play as a freshman. A lot of freshman played last year. They seem to play a lot of freshman every year.''
Oklahoma: ''I like the style of their offense. There's a big upside to going there. They throw the ball a lot. But Norman's not that big. Kinda want to live in a city bigger than that.''
Tennessee: ''They throw the ball a lot and I like their style of offense. They didn't recruit any wide receivers last year. And most of their receivers will be juniors and seniors next year. They play in a tough conference and have to play against the LSUs and Georgias. Plus I already got to know Coach (Pat) Washington who's recruiting me for Tennessee. He recruited my brother (Chris Butcher) when he was coaching at Baylor.''
Texas Tech: ''They throw that ball. Every play it seems like. I sort of have doubts about an offense that throws as much as they do. But it would be a lot of fun to attempt to catch a pass on nearly every play. They're mostly a passing team, I like the style of offense and they're No. 1 in the nation in passing offense.''
Miami: ''Always known for having good receivers and tight ends. And they throw the ball a lot. If they know they have a play-maker, they do a good job of getting him the ball. I also like the way they mix it up (offensively) and change up their offense. They have really nice scenery. They have these channels running through the city. It's a really nice city to live in and you're right by the ocean.''