A running back at Gardena (Calif.) Serra, Kelley was recruited by several schools following his 2003 senior season, and he eventually signed with I-AA Montana State.
After spending two years there, Kelley decided it was time to leave and he ended up at San Mateo to play his sophomore season.
"I didn't really like the environment up there, but it was a good learning experience for me," said Kelley. "I know what I'm looking for now. When you're a senior in high school, you don't really know what you're looking for."
So far, Kelley has been offered by San Jose State and Eastern Washington. Syracuse could be next on the list to offer.
"I qualified out of high school, so I can leave in December. Some of the schools just want to make sure I'm not borderline midyear. My grades come back next week and if everything is good, I can leave after next week," said Kelley.
Kelley has visited Eastern Washington and is scheduled to visit San Jose State next weekend. The following week, he'll head east to visit Syracuse.
Now at cornerback, Kelley said several schools have been keeping a close eye on him aside from the aforementioned three.
"It's a mixture of I-A and I-AA schools," said Kelley. "Texas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, UNLV, Washington State, those are a few schools that have come along to get the films to their coaches. "The defensive coordinators or the assistant coaches may like me, but obviously the head coach and the coordinators have to evaluate me more."
Kelley said he's not in a real hurry to make a decision.
"I'm trying to see who all is going to offer and not just talking the talk," said Kelley. "I've learned pretty much the schools who really are interested in you offer you."