Kelley Getting His Name Out

As his junior film gets out, offers are coming in for Irvine (Calif.) Woodbridge defensive end Kyle Kelley and he's hoping the in-state schools follow suit...

Irvine (Calif.) Woodbridge defensive end Kyle Kelley (6-3.5, 220), is sitting on four offers and as his highlights get out, Kelley is hoping more could come his way.

Colorado went first with Kelley and then Florida followed that up.

"It's exciting to know I got my first offers," said Kelley. "Colorado I kind of knew they were going to offer but Florida wasn't as expected. I sent them my game film and Coach (Bryant) Young and I talked and then I talked to Coach (Will) Muschamp and he offered me. I was thrilled when Florida offered, I've heard great things about them."

The early offers have weighed heavily with Kelley.

"I'm really looking at Colorado and Florida because they were my first two offers, and that means a lot to me, I've seen pictures of both of them and the schools look beautiful. I'm visiting both during my spring break."

Earlier this week, Arizona State offered and then Vanderbilt offered on Wednesday.

"Coach Trent Bray from Arizona State offered me and then I talked to Coach Rahne from Vanderbilt and they offered," said Kelley. "I'm really excited to have my second SEC offer and from an exceptional academic institution."

Kelley has long looked at the West Coast as a place for him to play.

"I always have admired the West Coast schools," said Kelley. "I've sent my highlights to San Diego State, UCLA and USC so we'll see. Boise State has high interest in me and so does Arizona. BYU, I might get an offer from them soon and Washington has contacted my high school coach as well. My game films went out just recently to a bunch of schools that wanted more film."

Kelley is also hearing from Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and Oklahoma. And with the Florida offer, he's seriously considering leaving the West now.

"My family would love for me to go wherever I feel is best, wherever that is," said Kelley.

Kelley said he wanted to take some unofficials when students were on campus.

"I want to visit schools with people on them, and then sometime this summer, I plan on making my decision," said Kelley.

Kelley said he's being looked at as both an end and a linebacker.

"It's mainly more as a hybrid role, playing a defensive end in a 4-3 and then in a 3-4, be an outside linebacker coming in for blitzing and rushing the quarterback. I want to try to be around 235-240," said Kelley.

Academically, Kelley said he'd be taking the SAT in the spring.

He'll be camping at the Nike Camp in Los Angeles.

Brandon is in his seventh year with, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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