Sarasota (Fla.) quarterback Casey Kelly is one of the top pro-style quarterback prospects in the state of Florida and the Southeast for the Class of 2008. The two-sport standout, who also is a highly-touted baseball prospect, recently took some time off from his busy summer schedule to talk recruiting with Rivals.com.
"I have offers from Alabama, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Duke, Central Florida, South Florida and my latest offer is from Rutgers," Kelly said.
There have been questions about the 6-foot-4, 190-pounder as it relates to playing baseball and the major league draft.
"It's a an option, but the money would have to be there," Kelly said. "The money would have to be really good for me to skip college. We would just have to wait and see what happens with the draft."
As a right handed pitcher, Kelly had an 11-0 record with an 0.31 earned run average for his high school baseball team last season. He also hit .330 with four homers and 21 RBIs.
Regardless of what happens with the pros, Kelly intends to continue to play baseball after high school.
"The schools I talk to definitely talk to me about playing both sports (in college)," he said. "They all have said that I could."
Kelly talked the three schools that are currently recruiting him the hardest: Alabama, Tennessee and Ole Miss.
Ron Middleton is recruiting Kelly for Alabama.
"They've got Nick Saban as their head coach now," Kelly said. "Certainly he did very good things while he was at LSU and then he went to the NFL, so he knows what it takes to get me to the next level."
David Cutcliffe is the recruiter of record for Tennessee.
"Coach Cutcliffe coached Peyton and Eli Manning," Kelly said. "So he knows how to coach quarterbacks and how to get them to the next level. Plus, the program at Tennessee is very good. They play in the Southeastern Conference. I've heard that the school is very nice."
Dan Werner is recruiting Kelly for Ole Miss.
"I hear more about their baseball program," Kelly said. "They have a very good baseball program."
Because he plays baseball during the summer, Kelly isn't expected to take any visits this summer. He will, however, attend the Manning Quarterback Camp in Louisiana.
Kelly threw for 1,805 yards and 17 touchdowns during his junior year.