Former Red Lion QB nears college decision
Football-wise, it has been a pretty good year for Chad Kelly. The former Red Lion quarterback has found stability at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, a preparatory school in Buffalo. He has established himself as one of the top high school football recruits in the country, raking in offers from some high-profile college programs. And according to this article in the Tonawanda News, Kelly may soon decide on his college destination. Kelly told the newspaper he plans to visit Alabama and Clemson this week, and he could decide on a school as early as this month. For now, he's narrowed his list of suitors down to seven: Michigan State, Purdue, Syracuse, Buffalo, Florida State, Alabama and Clemson. "Right now I have not a clue," Kelly told the Tonawanda News about his final decision. "I'm just going to take everything in, take down the pros and cons on a chalk board and see what one's the best fit for me." Scout.com rates Kelly, the nephew of former Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly, as a three-star recruit, and the 29th best quarterback in the Class of 2012. You can see Kelly's Rivals.com page here. Kelly was dismissed from the Red Lion football team for undisclosed reasons midway through the 2009 season. At St. Joe's last fall, Kelly passed for 2,159 yards and rushed for 1,059. Red Lion produced a fine season of its own last fall. The Lions finished 10-4, and advanced all the way to the District 3-AAAA championship game.