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Kelly continues to add intrigue

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Caleb Kelly has quickly emerged this offseason as one of the top 2016 linebackers in the West, if not the country.
Tony Perry, who coaches the DB Guru 7on7 team and has worked with Fresno football players for years, has known Kelly could be something special for a long time.
"He has 13 offers and he could be getting more," Perry said.
"If you go back to the Salesian tournament (earlier this spring), I told everybody he's going to be a guy. There is a lot of stuff he doesn't even know how to do yet. There are going to be a lot of schools after him."
There already are. The Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West linebacker has been offered by Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Fresno State, Miami, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA, USC, Washington State and others.
Perry has seen Kelly do some amazing things already in his career and alongside Fresno Clovis West teammate Darian Owens, the 2016 duo could have big futures ahead of them. Owens, a top athlete who could play receiver or defensive back, has been offered by Oklahoma.
"He's so big and he can cover with little guys," Perry said of Kelly. "He is really solid.
"Both he and (Owens) have a chance to be on the next level because they both have big bodies and they're so young. They have a great skill set so if they keep working they're going to do well for themselves."
Kelly, who was spectacular at the Pylon Sports 7on7 in Las Vegas earlier this spring, has not named any frontrunners to this point.
Oklahoma has played a major factor with recent Fresno recruits. Alabama is a national power. Notre Dame has something serious to offer. Local Pac-12 powers like UCLA and USC are intriguing.
Kelly has not taken a serious look at his recruitment just yet. Even Perry said it's too early especially since the Clovis West recruit hasn't even embarked on his junior season.
"It's too early for favorites right now," Perry said. "He has so much and he just wants to have a good season. He'll deal with all that later on. He's got so much going on he's not ready for any favorites."
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