MotSaG Chat with John Kelly

This is post number 3 from Michael Rockstedt A.K.A @Mike_Rockstedt . He is continuing the process of interviewing and again would appreciate any and all feedback on his style and content. If you are on Twitter give him a follow as well.

Although the two states are rivals, Ohio has been recruiting the state of Michigan as hard as almost any other state across the country. That has not changed with the recruitment of Oak Park, Michigan athlete John Kelly. Standing 5-10 and weighing 194 pounds, there are many positions that Kelly can play. With offers from the likes of Michigan State, Minnesota, Maryland, and Cincinnati, most of the schools that are recruiting him are recruiting him to play corner. Although he does not have an offer from Ohio State, he keeps in regular contact with Coach Kerry Coombs, who recruits Michigan, and said of his relationship with Coombs, “He has been recruiting me for a while and really wants me to play DB. He visits me often.” He is visiting this weekend for the NFTC in Columbus and is expecting an offer either there or very soon thereafter.


“They want me to come to visit the school and meet the whole coaching staff and I should get offered then,” says Kelly. It is an offer that Kelly covets and he also said that they would be high on his list if they offered. He has been to Ohio State before but said that he did not get a chance to really talk to the coaches and tour the campus. He went down there just for a camp and said, “I got a chance to show off some of my skills.” This visit will be different because he will be able to tour the campus and talk to the coaches rather than just show off his skills. The coaches know what he can do on the field, but the coaches are hoping to impress him off the field as well.

When asked if there was anything he would like to say to buckeye nation, he said, “I would like to thank you guys for doing the interview with me and maybe I can become the next great buckeye. #GoBucks. Be on the lookout for my squad this year as well #SFC.” Without an offer, there is no way he becomes a Buckeye. But form talking to him it seems he is very excited about visiting Ohio State and could earn an offer from them this weekend. If they offer, I think the Buckeyes shoot right up the list, because of his strong relationship with Coach Coombs. Ohio State fans should follow him closely, especially if he earns an offer. You can follow John on twitter, @D1JohnKelly. Check out his 247sports page as well.