Jeremy Kelly recently received a Washington offer. His brother, Jermaine, plays for the Huskies. For that reason alone, the Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian standout said it's a major deal.
"Getting a Washington offer was huge," Kelly said.
"You always think about recognition and always playing with your brother so that's why I felt it was well-deserved. My brother talks to me and says we could do great things together."
The Salesian standout could shine at either receiver or defensive back for the Huskies and while he believes the offer was for offense, Kelly has talked to both position coaches and could see time on either side of the ball.
Having his brother at Washington is a big thing but Kelly said it doesn't mean he's about to commit. Instead, the three-star recruit who could see a bump in his ranking soon said he still plans to consider all the schools recruiting him.
Kelly was one of the top performers at the Pylon Sports 7on7 in Las Vegas two weekends ago.
"It definitely makes a difference that he's there," Kelly said. "I wouldn't say it's a really big impact but it definitely makes a difference with me.
"They're saying wide receiver but I've talked to both coaches - the defensive backs coach and the wide receivers coach."
So far, Kelly has offers from Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah and Washington. Many other Pac-12 programs and especially Oregon, Oregon State and Washington State have shown the most interest so far.
It's still early and Kelly said there are no leaders. The Washington offer is important but the Salesian recruit isn't ready to decide just yet.
"I wouldn't say I have a top school yet because the only campus I've visited so far has been San Jose State," Kelly said. "Until I get to visit more campuses then I'll probably have some favorites."