Caleb Kelly is really focused on his upcoming junior season but the 2016 five-star linebacker landed some surprising and welcome news on Sunday: He was offered by Stanford - and it's a big one.
The Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West standout worked out at Stanford's camp this summer and Kelly said he enjoyed spending time with the coaches.
"I went over there for their full-contact camp," Kelly said.
"They were really nice. Of course they probably would be but I like their coaching style. I did well in their stations and up there I had a really good camp. That was my first camp ever and they told me I did really well so I had fun doing that."
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound five-star linebacker has landed a bunch of major offers. Stanford definitely joins that list.
Kelly has also been offered by Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Fresno State, Miami, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State.
"That's one of the standouts in the Pac-12," Kelly said of the Cardinal. "You always think about them and the Rose Bowl and stuff like that and so it's a big one. I think every offer is a big one but that's a standout, too."
The 2016 recruit wants to take some unofficial visits this season with a trip to Stanford now being seriously considered. A big Pac-12 rivalry is also being worked on.
"I want to go to the USC-UCLA game and now I have a good reason to go to Stanford stuff, too," Kelly said. "It's all money too so it's whatever my mom allows."
The five-star said Michigan and Florida State are showing new interest as well as his junior season is about a week away.