Quarterback Casey Kelly had a chance to get out and about on some visits this summer and now he's looking ahead to his senior season and upcoming official trips.
The 6-foot-4, 195-pound three-star prospect from Sarasota, Fla., made trips to Alabama, North Carolina, and Tennessee over the summer. Each school certainly caught Kelly's attention.
"I loved them all," Kelly said about the unofficial visits. "It's going to be a tough decision. Alabama – I loved their facilities and I talked to a couple of their coaches. It's all straight forward and they seemed like good guys. I got to walk around the weight room and locker room. It just seemed like an awesome place to be.
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"Tennessee, I definitely liked their coaching staff. I met with the offensive coordinator and I had a good conversation with him. I toured their campus and it was beautiful, the stadium is huge. That would be a nice place to be.
"I definitely liked the coaching staff at North Carolina. They have coaches that have been in the NFL, so they know what it takes to get to the next level and that program is just going to do so much better because of their staff and everything they bring to the table."
With practice starting this week at Kelly's high school, he's looking forward to what's next. That is both getting ready for his last year of high school football and his official visits.
"I'm definitely going to Tennessee, North Carolina, and probably Alabama," Kelly said. "Those are the three I do know of. The others, I'm not sure about. I really want to see those three on game days and game weeks so I can see how the atmosphere is and all that stuff. I don't have the dates set for those yet."
As for favorites, Kelly says he's staying very open.
"I don't really know because I'm trying to keep my options open," he said. "I don't have a top five or anything like that. Once I start getting on official visits, that will make it easier."
Kelly says he also added that his most recent offers were from Arizona State, North Carolina and Oregon.