USC offer too good to pass up for Kelley

After he put up solid numbers for two-straight seasons at Chaffey, LB Dallas Kelley (6-0, 220) had gotten some interest from some mid-level FBS schools, but Wednesday night, he got a call from USC defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin with an offer and soon thereafter the sure-tackling linebacker prospect committed to the Trojans...

"It's true, I committed to USC last night," an excited Kelley told JCFootball.com. "My teammate Damion Stafford is getting looked at by them and I just sent them my tape.

"I was up there recently unofficially and they said they liked me, but then last night, I got a call from coach Kiffin and he said they were offering me.

"It was too good to pass up and I took it right there."

Kelley had an offer from Eastern Michigan and was getting a long look from UNLV and San Diego State as well.

Kelley had a solid freshman campaign in 2009, leading the Panthers with 74 tackles while also notching 3.5 sacks and garnering First Team All-Conference honors and this season he followed that up by posting over 80 tackles as well as 13.5 tackles-for-loss, four sacks, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick as a sophomore in 2010 and earned All-Conference honors for the second-straight season.

"USC wants me to come in and play the MIK spot, so that's what I'm focused on doing," Kelley noted. "I will sign my paperwork on Monday (December 20th) and then I will enroll there on January 10th for the start of classes."

Kelley will have two years to play two the moment he joins the Trojans.

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