Cam'Ron Kelly

Oscar Smith cornerback Cam'Ron Kelly discusses his new West Virginia offer

Four-star defensive back receives a new WVU offer and hears about the Mountaineers from an unlikely source.

West Virginia assistant coaches Tony Gibson and Tony Dews were in neighboring Virginia on Monday, visiting a few top targets in the Virginia Beach area. One of those included Chesapeake (VA) Oscar Smith cornerback Cam'Ron Kelly whom the Mountaineers offered after the visit.

"They were at the school and watched me workout and they talked to my coaches," said the four-star, 2019 prospect. "I gave Coach Gibson a call and he was in the car with Coach Dews, and they offered me."

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound athlete says the staff was impressed with everything they saw from him, both on the field and in the film room, and he was thrilled with the new offer.

"I'm excited to have an offer from WVU," he said. "They said they liked my ball skills, size, coverage (ability), the whole nine yards."

Kelly says he will visit Morgantown "pretty soon" and that he hopes to see the academic side of things, as well as meet the coaches. He won't be able to witness the gameday atmosphere until the fall, but he's already gotten a heads up on what it's like thanks to one of his coaches, Tim Smith, who ended up at Virginia in the Class of 2009. Those stories are just one of the reasons that Kelly is interested in the Mountaineers.

"One of my coaches, Tim Smith, was getting recruited to go there back in his high school years, and he said the atmosphere is crazy," said Kelly. "And I like how they know what they are doing to make successful (defensive backs)."

Kelly claims no favorites at this time, and says he would like to visit numerous programs this summer, including Florida, Florida State, Maryland, and Georgia. He does not plan to cut down his list until "further down the road." Kelly holds a four-star rating from Scout Recruiting.


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