Kelleher One Of South Carolina’s Best

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Wando (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) rising senior offensive lineman Nolan Kelleher has compiled an impressive list of offers.  Seventeen schools, including Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, N.C. State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, have come through for the 6’6″, 290-pound prospect, who now has the difficult task of figuring out which school he will attend.

Kelleher is hopeful he’ll be able to make this tough decision by the end of summer.

“I’ll probably commit before the season starts because I’m going to graduate in December.  If not, I’ll probably just make a few official visits,” said Kelleher.

So far, Kelleher has taken unofficial visits to Clemson (no offer), Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, South Carolina (no offer), and Virginia Tech.  He’ll make more visits in the coming months, specifically mentioning return trips to N.C. State and Tennessee as possibilities.  More visits are likely, and Kelleher is in the process of determining which schools he wants to explore further.

Virginia Tech scored a visit from the talented line prospect earlier this year.

“I went to one of their junior days,” Kelleher said.  “The campus was beautiful and the people were so nice.  It’s a great area.  They have a great football team.  I love the way they work, and the new offensive line coach is great.”

Kelleher spoke more about his relationship with new Hokies offensive line coach Jeff Grimes.

“He’s a good guy,” Kelleher said of Grimes.  “He seems like he has a good head on his shoulders.  I’ve seen he has assembled good offensive lines in the past.  He’ll probably bring the team to a greater level.  I’m excited to see what they are going to do next fall.”

Kelleher is in the process of examining the schools that have offered, but right now he admits he “hasn’t gotten very far” in terms of narrowing his list.  He is factoring in “degree, tradition… everything” when it comes to researching his options.

“Narrowing down is a loose term,” Kelleher said with a laugh.  “I only cut off three colleges.”

It didn’t take long for Kelleher to adapt to playing on the varsity level, where