Chad Kelly excited about Clemson's 5-0 start


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Clemson commitment Chad Kelly, a 2012 quarterback prospect out of New York, plays most of his high school games on Saturdays, meaning a visit to Clemson’s campus for a game has been an impossibility this season, but he told TigerNet Sunday evening that he hopes to make it back to Clemson November fourth through the sixth.

“I am hoping I can make it down there the week of the fourth,” Kelly said. “I really would have liked to make it to a game, but I want to get there and just take another visit during football season. But I am hopefully going to make it to the Clemson versus Maryland game in Maryland in two weeks.

“We are playing Ohio the Friday night before that game. I think Coach [Chad] Morris and either Coach [Tony]Elliott, Coach [Jeff] Scott or Coach [Danny] Pearman are coming to my game- one or two of them. We play on Friday and then they play Maryland on Saturday so we are going to head down after that.”

Kelly recently received his 2012 Under Armour All-American Game jersey, and he said it was a “dream come true.”

“It was sweet. It was a dream come true, being able to play in that game,” he said. “Last year I was watching it, and said ‘that’s my goal - to be a part of that game’. Next thing you know I’m getting my All-American jersey with my friends, school, and teachers watching. It is very special.”

Kelly said he wasn’t able to watch Clemson’s win over Virginia Tech Saturday night because he was playing himself, but kept up with the score.

“I didn’t get to see, because my game was actually at seven,” he said. “My girlfriend was actually texting me the score so I knew about it the whole time from my phone. I was checking it the whole time.”


He said he also noticed the Tigers had jumped to No. 8 in the polls, but he wasn’t surprised.

“It was definitely a big jump,” he said. The people who bought into the system before they came out shooting, we knew it [would happen]. When Coach Morris first put up 500 and something yards at Tulsa and he didn’t even have many athletes. Now he has Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
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. He has people all over the place. Those guys are just going out and making plays. They bought into the system and are doing it the right way.”

And, he said it makes him anticipate what his time in Clemson will be like.

“It’s definitely going to be special. Any quarterback that can run and pass will thrive in that system. With all of those playmakers, all you have to do is get the ball to them and let them do the rest.”

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