It’s not often Auburn heads up to Virginia and signs a top 230 player but that’s exactly what happened this go around. Give Marcus Woodson some serious credit in this recruitment. He wanted 4* ATH Cam’Ron Kelly and stayed after the talented athlete until he could get him on a visit in July. That changed everything. Kelly backed away from his Virginia Tech pledge and then announced his intentions to sign with Auburn. North Carolina made a late push but it was for naught as today Kelly officially signed with the Tigers.
Welcome to the #AuburnFamily @CamRonJKelly! ✍️— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) December 19, 2018
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Kelly was a star QB at Oscar Smith in Chesapeake, VA but also played some defensive back. Still, I think there might be a bit of a learning curve as he adjusts full time to being a DB. But this dude is immensely talented. At 6’1” 190 lbs, he’s got outstanding size and possesses elite short area quickness that allows him to close on a ball carrier in a hurry. I actually think he projects better as a safety or at the Star spot but he will start his career at cornerback. Given his athleticism, he will probably prove me wrong and I got no problem with that what so ever.
Kelly is also a very smart kid that seems to understand the game and given his experience as a QB, I would not be surprised if he quickly becomes a vocal leader in the back end of this Auburn defense
War Eagle Cam’Ron!