Michigan State was the first BCS school to offer Oak Park (Mich.) 2015 athlete John Kelly, but after the performance the 5-foot-10, 190-pounder put up on Friday more offers are sure to come his way.
"Our coach makes sure if we run the ball, you have to make the first guy miss," said Kelly after rushing for 139 yards on just 16 carries. "I just did a good job making everybody miss and everything came my way."
Kelly has primarily been viewed as a defensive back prospect when it comes to college recruiting, but Friday's season opener showed running back may be a position of the future for him.
"A lot of schools are recruiting me as an athlete," Kelly said. "Whatever school I go to, I am going to pick my position from there."
One potential option for Kelly to pick is Michigan State, after the Spartan's coaching staff offered him a scholarship earlier this summer.
"The Michigan State offer is big," Kelly said. "I am very close to the coaching staff up there and my family liked the school, so I am looking into that a little bit more.
"I'm not sure when I'm going to make the decision on where I'm going to go yet, but I am really looking into Michigan State."
Kelly expects to at least wait through the fall to see what else comes his way before making a final decision. One school he has had significant contact with - and was sporting their headband under his helmet - is the Ohio State Buckeyes.
"I have been in contact with Ohio State a lot," Kelly said. "I talk to Coach [Kerry] Coombs a lot and he is a very good recruiting coach. I like the school and they show a lot of love."
Western Michigan has also extended an early offer to Kelly. With his ability to impact on both sides of the football, though, more schools are likely to have Kelly's name shooting up their board.