Over the course of the spring, Chad Kelly of Buffalo (N.Y.) St. Joseph's has become one of the most sought after quarterbacks on the East Coast. With upwards of 15 offers, Kelly recently trimmed his list to seven, and has plans to make a final decision during the summer.
"Recruiting is pretty good," said Kelly, who is 6-foot-3 and 208-pounds. "I'm down to a top seven. I trimmed my list last week. It's Florida State, Bama, Purdue, MSU, Buffalo, Syracuse and Clemson."
Kelly gave some insight on each of the seven schools and why they made his final list.
Florida State: "Just everything about Florida State. The way they are pursuing me, plus the offense they run and the way they prepare their quarterbacks."
Alabama: "Just the tradition and the coaches. If you go there, no matter what you're going to have the opportunity to succeed in life."
Purdue: "I could step in right away and be a starter and the academics are top of the line."
Michigan State: "My uncle lives there and I might want to be close to family. The facilities are also tops in the country and it's beautiful there."
Buffalo: "It's close to home, plus me having a little brother, I don't know if I'm ready to leave him. He means a lot to me. I feel that Buffalo is on the right path too."
Syracuse: "They have been on me the longest and I respect that. My uncle feels that their coaches will be NFL coaches and since my ultimate goal is the NFL I want to be taught by the best up and coming coaches."
Clemson: "My trip to Clemson was absolutely amazing. I love everything about them."
Next up for Kelly are two possible visits in June.
"Alabama possibly on the 12th and Florida State on June 19th," said Kelly, who also has set a timeline for a final decision. "Within a month and a half or so."
With his decision getting closer and closer, Kelly has been getting steady advice from his uncle, Jim Kelly.
"He just tells me to go wherever my heart is telling me," said Kelly. "Nothing is a bad decision, just work hard wherever you go."