Lufkin, Texas, defensive end Darrell Kelly-Thomas has listed scholarship offers from Arkansas, Baylor and Kansas State for a while now, but the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder said a new school has entered the mix during the spring evaluation process.
"I got an offer from Houston a little bit ago in the mail," Kelly-Thomas said. "It's a really exciting time for me now. I've been talking a lot to Houston, Baylor, Arkansas and Kansas State."
During those talks a few coaches have started to standout above the others.
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"I really like talking to Michael Smith at Kansas State and coach Jim Jeffcoat at Houston," Kelly-Thomas said. "I talk to them every chance I get. They're both really good guys, and I like talking to them."
Kelly-Thomas said he will try to keep a busy schedule this summer with visits to Arkansas, Baylor, Houston and "probably" Texas and Oklahoma. He still is open to about anybody else that might be interested in him. Oklahoma, LSU, Texas and Texas A&M still send him regular mail, he said.
"If they are interested in me then I'm interested in them," Kelly-Thomas said. "I'm going to be look for a school that can make me a better player and a better person."
Kelly-Thomas said he's also trying to improve his overall game this spring and become a more well-rounded player.
"The biggest thing I'm getting better at is stopping the run," he said. "I'm a pretty good pass rusher and hitter. All the coaches say I'm a real good pass rusher and they like my speed off the ball."