Kelley Excited About UCLA Offer

Irvine (Calif.) Northwood defensive end Kyle Kelley talks about where UCLA stands in his recruitment, which is no where near being close to wrapped up...

Irvine (Calif.) Woodbridge defensive end Kyle Kelley (6-3.5, 220) is up to11 offers, with Arizona the most recent to offer Kelley.

"Arizona is my most recent offer but a lot of schools have been coming through the past couple weeks and some other schools are interested, like Cal and Oregon," said Kelley. "Both the coaches said if I continue to talk with them, they'll see more of me and maybe offer."

Kelley said the consensus has been that he'll play defensive end in college, but one schools sees him as a hybrid DE/OLB.

"Cal, they run a 3-4, so they see me as a hybrid d-end or outside linebacker but all the other schools have me as a hand-down defensive end in the 4-3, doing some drops," said Kelley.

Kelley has seen a handful of schools during the spring.

"I visited six schools this spring, the local ones USC and UCLA and Colorado, which was my first unofficial visit, Arizona, Arizona State and Washington," said Kelley. "I' trying to visit all the schools that have offered me and that I am really interested in. I'm trying to get out to the East Coast, Florida, Vanderbilt and NC State. I also want to revisit Arizona, Arizona State and Washington."

Kelley said that he's talked extensively with the two Los Angeles schools, one has offered (UCLA), the other hasn't yet.

"USC was at our school (Monday), and they want me to come to their OL/DL camp or Rising Stars Camp and work with Coach O (Ed Orgeron), and depending on how I perform, they may offer," said Kelley. "I had little contact before with UCLA, but they invited me up and I went to a spring practice, and the offer came. I never knew I'd get an offer from them. Coach Rick Neuheisel offered and I was really excited. They also have picked up the pace in recruiting me."

Kelley said he's not rushing to make a choice or narrow things down.

"I'm still wide open, especially as schools come visit, and I'm getting more info," said Kelley. "So I'm keeping my options open. All the schools I visited were really nice so it's hard to determine which one I like more. I plan on visiting schools in summer, and get out to whichever ones I have the strongest feelings for. And if I feel the time isn't right to commit before the season, I'll take my officials."


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