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Ducks move up for Kelley after offer

B.J. Kelley saw the letter and couldn't even open it, couldn't even believe he was awake, when he saw on the envelope the words "official offer enclosed" and it came from the Oregon football offices.
"That's definitely crazy," Kelley said. "I got the official offer letter (Sunday) night and I couldn't even look at it because I took off running. That was pretty big. It was sitting on my bed for a good 20 minutes before I came back.
"I'm really excited. I talked to (Oregon wide receivers) coach (Scott) Frost and he told me I was offered two weeks ago but to see it on paper makes me feel great. I read it over and over again just to make sure I wasn't asleep. It wouldn't have been funny if I woke up."
Arizona, Arizona State, Cal Poly, Eastern Michigan, Fresno State, Idaho, Northwestern, Oregon State, San Diego State and Washington State have also offered Kelley, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound three-star wide receiver from Fresno (Calif.) Central East, but the Ducks have taken over the top spot.
"They're definitely No. 1 right now," Kelley said. "I want to take my trips and then make my decision. I'm definitely going to go on all five (official visits). I know I'm going to Northwestern and Cal Poly for officials and Oregon will probably be last."
No dates have been set for officials and Kelley, who recently enjoyed an unofficial visit to Cal Poly, also said he'd like to take a trip to Arizona. His fifth destination is still undetermined.
Cal has also been a longtime favorite for Kelley but the Golden Bears have not offered yet. Kelley admits that he hasn't talked much with the Cal staff this summer and that he's going to try to more over the next few weeks before his senior gets underway.
Cal is actively recruiting Central East teammate Brendon Bigelow, a four-star running back who's committed to Washington.
"I haven't talked to the coaches in a while," Kelley said of Cal. "That's probably on my part. They're still one of my favorites. I have to work harder to talk to them. They're still one of the schools on top."
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