After returning home from its 31-17 triumph at Virginia Tech, Clemson played host to a sought-after prospect from the state of Virginia.
Four-star 2019 defensive back Cam’Ron Kelly made a stop at Clemson on Sunday en route home from a visit to Alabama on Saturday.
“I loved it. It was amazing,” Kelly said of Clemson. “The coaches are amazing. It’s one of the most beautiful places to be.”
Kelly, who hails from Oscar Smith High in Chesapeake, Va., spent time with defensive coordinator Brent Venables and cornerbacks coach Mike Reed.
What was the message from the coaches?
“They would love for me to play for them, and I could play a variety of DB positions,” Kelly said. “And they said when I’m ready to commit they are welcoming with open arms.”
Kelly (6-2, 195) is one of the most coveted prospects in his class, as evidenced by his list of more than 30 scholarship offers that includes the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Penn State, Stanford and Virginia Tech.
Clemson extended an offer to Kelly following his visit to the school back in June. He doesn’t currently have a timetable for when he will cut down his recruitment or make his college decision, but said the Tigers are in a strong position with him.
“A top contender,” Kelly said when asked where Clemson stands. “One of my top schools.”
Prior to the Clemson and Alabama visits, Kelly went to Penn State for its game against Pittsburgh on Sept. 9.
Kelly is ranked by the major recruiting services as a consensus top-15 cornerback and top-150 overall prospect in the 2019 class.
As a sophomore last season, Kelly recorded 35 tackles, eight interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown, 13 pass breakups and a forced fumble. He also posted 48 catches for 753 yards and five touchdowns on offense.
Above picture: Cam’Ron Kelly (left-middle) with Brent Venables and Mike Reed