Longview, Texas wide receiver Malcolm Kelly has a list of scholarship offers that looks like the top of a college football poll. The talented 6-foot-4, 200-pounder would like to have his decision made early in the process, but he doesn’t want to rush the choice.
“I have been getting a lot of attention from schools,” Kelly said. “We have sent a lot of film out to the schools that have asked for it. That has usually led to a scholarship offer coming from them, after they have seen the tape.”
The list of schools with offers extended includes Iowa, LSU, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.
“I really like LSU and USC,” he said. “Both are programs that are winning a lot and throw the ball around a lot. I wouldn’t call them my favorites right now, though. They are kind of just ahead of the others a little bit. I also am keeping a close eye on Texas, Oklahoma and Tennessee.”
Kelly recently took in the LSU junior day.
“I enjoyed the day at LSU,” he said. “I was able to see things around the school. I was able to talk to Coach (Nick) Saban a little bit about the program and his thoughts toward me. He told me I was a guy they really wanted.”
Kelly, a member of the Rivals100, also took in the Texas junior day earlier in the year.
“I learned a lot at Texas too,” he said. “I got to see some things and visit with some people about the program and the school. It was a good trip, too.”
Kelly doesn’t plan on attending any summer camps.
“I don’t think I’ll go to any camps,” he said. “I will just stay around here and workout and work on my game.”
In 2003, during his junior season, Kelly hauled in 26 passes for 826 yards and six touchdowns. His sophomore season totaled 19 receptions for 365 yards.