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Four-star DB loves Clemson

Depth has been the key to a Clemson secondary where players are routinely shuffled around and tested at various positions. The Tigers usually look to add at least two defensive backs in every recruiting cycle and 2019 should be no exception.

Cam’Ron Kelly, the No. 9 cornerback in 2019, has his eye on Clemson going into his junior season.

The Oscar Smith (Va.) standout recently took a visit to Virginia, but has over a half dozen schools he wants to try and get to during the coming season, one of them being Clemson. He told The Clemson Insider he has been in contact with defensive coordinator Brent Venables to discuss “everything from Clemson, recruiting, and our families.”

What has stood out most to Kelly about what Venables has told him is the impact he could have on the team.

“We always talked about the impact I’ll have and the talent I bring to the table,” he said.

According to Kelly, Clemson is one of 10 big-time schools that is recruiting him hard at this point.

The 6-foot-1, 190 pound cornerback said he would love to “just build a great relationship and continue to (see) that family environment” at Clemson when he visits.

Kelly also mentioned “the culture for sure and education” really stand out and differentiate the Tigers from the rest of the pack. He also envisions his skill set fitting in well with Clemson’s defensive scheme.

“I feel as if I would be a great fit bringing my length and size to the table for them,” he said.

Clemson checks all of his boxes on Kelly’s list both on and off the field.

“Family environment, great education, great people and great football,” he said. “Clemson has all those checked.”

As for whether or not Clemson will be one of his top schools come decision time, Kelly has a very simple answer.

“No doubt in my mind they will, I love Clemson,” he said.

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