“Baylor simply felt like home ever since I obtained there,” Kelly mentioned. “Ever since I talked to Coach Aranda they at all times made me really feel particular and made it really feel like home.”
“The hospitality from everybody,” he mentioned. “I obtained to hang around with the team on Saturday and I actually kicked it with these guys, we actually related very quick. My man [Christian Brathwaite] from Cy Ranch, [Trent Thomas] from Marshall. It was actually simply us three, we kicked it and mentioned we might lock it in collectively.”
Whereas Aranda is a defensive-minded head coach, it goes even additional with Aranda being a specialist on the linebacker place, one thing that Kelly is worked up to enterprise into.
“It is one of many the explanation why I can not wait to get down there, simply to get coached by Coach Aranda,” he mentioned. “His message to me this weekend was that Baylor is a household and that he needs be to be part of the household.”
Shifting ahead, Kelly goes to take it upon himself to begin a motion of recruits from the Houston space to make their commitments to Baylor.
“I am gonna attempt to get [Vernon Glover Jr.] from Dickinson, my cornerback from my college, Joshua Moore, I am gonna attempt to recover from and I gotta see who’s not dedicated in 2023 in Houston to get them to come back over,” he mentioned.
Whereas Kelly won’t early enroll, he’ll come into Waco next summer time with what he says might be a profitable angle and work ethic.
At 6-foot-4, 210 kilos, Kelly is the No. 20 ranked outdoors linebacker within the nation and the No. 60 recruit from the state of Texas. He joins the Baylor 2023 class because the second-highest ranked commit and the second four-star pledge together with Austin Novosad.