Kelly Bracing for Open Recruiting Period

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CamRon Kelly is one of the 757’s top prospects. (Photo via Twitter).

Tomorrow signifies the end of the current dead period for FBS football recruiting. Starting at midnight ET tonight, college coaches are again permitted to make ‘all forms of private communication’ according to NCAA bylaws.

Oscar Smith (Va.) 2019 four-star safety Cam’Ron Kelly is among those preparing to be inundated with phone calls. Kelly, No. 146 in the 2019 Rivals250, has 29 offers, including one from Virginia Tech.

While Kelly has become familiar with the recruiting world, he’s far from ending his own recruitment. And even when he is ready, Kelly said he’s not sure if he’ll make that information public anyway.

“It’s going to be pretty hectic,” Kelly said of the upcoming open period. “I already joked with my coach that I can’t come to practice because my phone will be broken. I said I might get 100 calls, and he said that’s an understatement, that I might get 120. I’m having fun with the process, honestly. I’m going to be the same Cam Kelly. I’m trying to ball like I don’t have any offers. When the decision comes, it comes.”           

Kelly said he plans to hear each coach out who contacts him. But in the back of his mind, he also has a handful of wants in his college home.

“They all blend together some,” Kelly said. “I just look at Rivals or something and make sure I got all of them right. I look for academics. I look into what they say about playing