Cam'Ron Kelly

Breakout sophomore season leads to ACC interest for Ath. Cam'Ron Kelly

Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith had another very successful season and 2019 athlete Cam'Ron Kelly played a huge role in the team's success.

Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith has had countless major college football recruits through the years.

After a huge sophomore season, athlete Cam'Ron Kelly is poised to be one of the next.

"I've just worked very hard and it's paying off," said the 6-foot-2, 193-pound-Kelly. "The keys to my success have been listening to my coaches and trusting my teammates."

Due to his efforts, his recruitment is picking up steam.

"I've been receiving interest from Virginia TechVirginiaNC State and James Madison," Kelly said. "I'd say NC State and Virginia Tech have shown the most interest."

He gave a quick thought on the Wolfpack and Hokies.

NC State: "I went to the Florida State game this season and really enjoyed it," Kelly said. "The fanbase is great and very supportive.  I also like the defense and their scheme.

"(Cornerbacks) coach (George) Barlow has been showing a lot of love, too, and gives me great insight.  He's down to earth and I love talking to him."

Virginia Tech: "Their defense definitely stands out. I like how they play physical and aggressive. The atmosphere and fans are also great.

"I've been in contact with (running backs) coach (Zohn) Burden. He's easy to talk to and he shows a lot of love. He also always gives me good advice and insight."

His most recent trip was to Virginia Tech for the Virginia game.

"It was a really good trip and I loved the overall atmosphere," Kelly said. "My favorite part was seeing some of the guys I trained with and played with in high school. I'll definitely visit again in the spring."

As for what is next, Kelly plans to head to Virginia, Virginia Tech, NC State and North Carolina in the near future.

Kelly finished his sophomore season with 48 catches for 753 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, he had 35 tackles, eight interceptions (returned one for a touchdown), 13 pass breakups and a forced fumble.

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