Just a few days ago, four-star cornerback Jermaine Kelly made the call and decommitted from the UCLA Bruins after being a member of their 2013 class since the summer. His decommitment has opened up the doors for a few other programs to nab a talented, top 25 corner in this class. One such program is the California Golden Bears, and they extended an offer Kelly’s way yesterday.
The elite CB could still re-commit to UCLA, and he is also taking into consideration an offer from the Boise State Broncos. The Auburn Tigers, Oregon Ducks, and USC Trojans are the three other players in his recruitment, as Kelly likes those schools despite not having an offer from any of the three.
That could all change soon, as the Bruins loss could turn into a big gain for USC or Oregon. Looking at both recruiting class, it looks like Oregon has the better shot at landing USC if they offer, due to the room they have in the class. The Ducks have two commitments at safety, but they do not have a cornerback commit yet in the 2013 class. Thus, making Kelly a potential high-end pick-up for Oregon.
The Bishop Mora Salesian star is one of the top 40 recruits in the state of California, and the only other team that he showed interest in during his commitment to UCLA was Boise State. He visited the in-city program (UCLA, that is) four times this fall on unofficial trips, but his only official visit was to Boise State. It also came last week.
If Oregon offers, I expect them to become heavily in the mix for Kelly’s services. At this point in time, I think BSU is in the best position to land the sure-handed CB.
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