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Florida QB working hard

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Sarasota, Fla., three-star pro-style quarterback Casey Kelly has been a busy man. He's already played in three games and has done a great job of leading his team, especially in the first two games.
"I threw for 250 yards in the first game with two touchdowns," Kelly, the nation's No. 11 pro-style quarterback and the No. 37 player in Florida, said. "The next game I had 303 yards with three touchdowns, so I'm playing pretty good so far.
"We won our first one, but we lost our second one by two points. It was tough, but we're playing pretty good if we can just correct our mistakes. We had a lot of penalties and something like seven fumbles or something like that. We need to work on cutting down penalties and turnovers and I think we can make a run at playoffs."
Kelly has plenty of scholarship offers on the table, plus there's a good chance he might be selected in the Major League Baseball Draft.
"There's a chance, but I don't really know right now," he said. "It's so far away. It all depends, but right now I'm trying to focus on picking a college I'm most comfortable with and go from there. I'll definitely look at what coaches I feel most comfortable with. I'm playing baseball and football so I need to meet the baseball coaches at the school to see what they're all about and see what their baseball program is like."
At this point, Kelly is hearing from a solid core of schools that have been calling, writing and sending e-mail.
"I've heard from Oregon, West Virginia, Tennessee and that's about it," he said. "Tennessee and Oregon have offered me, but West Virginia hasn't. They've told me they're very interested and they want me to come for an official visit up there to see what the campus is like. They're definitely a school I'm considering.
"Right now I think I'd take visits to Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Ole Miss, and Oregon and then there are a couple other ones I have high interest in, but I'm working on trying to narrow it down so I can take officials."
When he does take the visits, he'll have a few important factors that will play into his decision.
"I'll look at the history of the programs and see which guys are making the next step to the professional level and how they develop the players to the be ready for the next level," he said. "I might take a couple visits during season and a couple after, but I definitely want to see the campuses of the schools I'm really serious about see what it's like on Saturday.
"After I make my official visits I just want to make sure the school I go with is the best fit for me for both sports. Hopefully I can get it done as soon as possible, but I want to make sure I make the right decision."
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