By Chad Kelly.
CLEMSON, SC- Clemson commitment Chad Kelly, the face of the Tiger’s 2012 highly rated recruiting class has decided to do a diary with TCI. In today’s edition, Kelly talks about his solid commitment to Clemson, how he’s trying to help his high school team at St. Joe’s win back to back State Titles, how social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are used in recruiting, and how prospects and current college athletes must always be careful of what they post.
First of all, I would like to reassure you all that I’m still 100% committed to being a Clemson Tiger and playing for Coach Dabo Swinney once I graduate high school and that’s going to stay that way. I’ve received several calls, text messages and Facebook messages about a status that I put up on Facebook and Twitter and although it sounded like I could have been wavering in my commitment to Clemson, it had absolutely nothing to do with it. Because my Facebook and Twitter are constantly watched by fans and members of the media, it is important for me and other recruits to watch what we post because sometimes what we post can be misconstrued like my post was today.
I’m very excited now that Fall Camp has started; I’ve been reading every article I can get my hands on about how Clemson’s practices have been going. I’ve talked to Tajh and Dwayne Allen and both of them believe that practice has been going great and that Clemson will be a competitive squad this year. From what I’ve read, the freshmen are looking very impressive, and I wouldn’t be surprised if several freshmen get a chance to start this season.
I was planning on coming down to Clemson for a visit from August 11th– 14th, however I can’t take the visit anymore because my Uncle won’t be able to go and also I’d be missing practice in order to go. Although right now it doesn’t look like I’ll be making any of Clemson’s home games because they’re all early in the season and will conflict with my own games, I will hopefully be at both the Maryland and South Carolina games.
I was very excited to see this week that Jay Jay McCullough committed to Clemson and became a member of our already impressive 2012 recruiting class. Although he wasn’t the most highly recruited person at his position, Coach Swinney and his staff knew from the beginning that we wanted to have him as a Tiger. He’s got both the size and speed that Clemson is looking for in Coach Morris’s system and there’s no way he won’t contribute to the team.
Although I’m very excited to get down to Clemson and start playing for Coach Swinney, I’m trying very hard to focus on my senior year and winning a second State Championship at St. Joes. We’ve been practicing really hard and the team’s looking good. Winning another State Title would be a great way to end my senior season.