Gators latest to offer 2014 DB Kelly

Offer No. 15 arrived Tuesday for 2014 safety Todd Kelly of Knoxville (Tenn.) Webb School, and it was one he was glad to get.
"It was Florida," Kelly told "They have a great tradition. They won the national championship pretty recently. And they're in the SEC, which is phenomenal football. It's a good program. They're definitely a big-time contender. I'm definitely going to be interested in them for sure."
Gators assistant Travaris Robinson is Kelly's primary recruiter.
"We've talked about three times," Kelly said. "I told him to watch my film and once he saw it, it was a wrap. It was a verbal. He said I'm one of the top players in Tennessee and they really want me to come to Florida. He asked if I had a favorite and I told him, 'No.' He's really interested in me and he said he's going to come up for the spring to see me practice. I'm going to try to get there. I'm going to stay in touch with Coach Robinson, and I'm supposed to be calling Coach [Will] Muschamp a little later tonight."
The 6-feet, 185-pound Kelly, who had two interceptions in 2011, most recently visited Alabama for the Tide's spring game. It was his second trip to Tuscaloosa this year.
"It went well," Kelly said. "There were a ton of top prospects there. They treated me really well, like I'm a 2013 prospect. I really like when colleges do that. I got to talk to some of the top players they just recruited, like Landon Collins and Eddie Williams. That was pretty neat. They just told me if I keep working I'll be in their position someday. That's my goal."
This summer, Kelly hopes to camp at Alabama, Clemson and Tennessee.
He doesn't expect to narrow his list of possible schools for some time.
"I'm taking a lot of trips first this summer," Kelly said. "I'm going to make sure it's the right decision when I do pick a college."
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