Each year there are several high school football players that are virtually unheard of, but yet they are still able to turn out to be an outstanding Division 1A player’s in college. This year, Daytona Beach Seebreeze Anthony Kelly might be that diamond in the rough.
Kelly, a 6-foot-225 pound linebacker/tight end prospect, spent all of his junior season sidelined with a serious knee injury. As a senior, the Daytona Beach native came back healthy and he helped Seabreeze high school to a 10-1 regular season record and two victories in the Class 3A playoffs. From his outside linebacker position, he racked up 150 tackles and six sacks.
His solid senior year and hard work has paid off big-time.
“I plan on taking official visits to Florida, Florida State, South Florida and Central Florida,” Kelly, who has been timed in the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds, said. “Central Florida, South Florida and Rutgers have all offered me. Florida State and Florida are also showing interest. Coach Sexton of Florida State invited me last week to their game with Florida.”
Kelly, the half brother of junior quarterback, Xavier Lee, has an idea of what he is looking for in a school.
“I’m looking for a school that has a good history and a solid football program,” he said. “I wouldn’t mind staying close home.”