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Newly offered 4-star on Clemson: ‘It’s honestly amazing’

Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith 2019 four-star cornerback Cam’Ron Kelly received good news on Friday from Brent Venables, who informed him of a scholarship offer from Clemson.

Kelly visited Clemson for the first time earlier this month.

“They have their own culture, and it’s honestly amazing,” Kelly said of Clemson. “They are a family down there. The coaches don’t do it for the talent of the players, they do it for the heart of the players, and that spoke volumes to me.”

Kelly (6-1, 190) also holds offers from Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, N.C. State, North Carolina, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and others.

He said he plans to visit Clemson again this summer along with schools such as Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Penn State.

Clemson made a big impression on Kelly during his recent visit.

“It was beautiful,” he said. “I met some of the coaches’ families and they were amazing. The overall feeling was great, and they welcomed me with open arms. It was unbelievable.”

Kelly doesn’t have a timetable for when he will cut things down in his recruitment or render a decision in the future, but said Clemson has staying power.

“Clemson will be one of my top contenders in the future, but I don’t know when I will narrow it down because it’s so early,” he said. “But everything is being taken into deep consideration.”

As a sophomore last season, Kelly tallied 35 tackles, eight interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, 13 pass breakups and a forced fumble. The outstanding athlete posted 48 catches for 753 yards and five touchdowns on offense, as well.

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