By Chad Kelly.
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 season opener in New York City, recent photo shoots and more!
I couldn’t be more excited that my first game is right around the corner and in New York City. We’re going to be playing the #1 rated team in the state of New York, so it’s going to be a hard game but we’ll be able to know right off the bat if we’re going to be a competitive team or not.
Our first day of school is September 15th, however since our game is on September 10th in New York City, we’ll be missing a few days of school in order to go to the game.
As a senior and quarterback, I hold a leadership position on our team, however I’m trying to cut back this year and let some of the other seniors on our team step up and lead our team. I’ve always been a vocal leader and set an example for other younger players
If I could compare myself to an NFL quarterback, I would be the white Michael Vick. Everyone knows that he can move the football, both running and passing and I think that I am the same way. The other day, I threw the ball as far as I could and it went 75 yards and it felt like nothing.
I did a photo shoot with ESPN HS and it was so much fun. I got to be on the cover of their magazine and that was really great. I have a few more photo shoots lined up, and I’m very blessed to be given this opportunity.
I talk to Coach Swinney and Coach Morris regularly, but not as much as I did before I committed. Usually I talk to Coach Swinney once a month or so and I talk to Coach Morris once a week or so. Normally coaches don’t spend as much time calling up recruits once they have committed, unless they feel like the player is wavering on their commitment. I reassure Coach Morris every week that I’m 100% committed and cannot wait to be a Clemson Tiger.
I’m so excited to get to Clemson and be a player instead of a recruit. I know what when I get there I’ll have to compete for my position. I know that Tajh is the starter, but I’m going to go there and work as hard as I can and ask questions so that if something ever happens and my number gets called I’ll be ready. As soon as my season’s over here, I’m going to start working out more and getting ready for Clemson.