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'11 CA C Alex Kelley (Signed to Colorado)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Duff Man, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Rivals
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    Vista HS (Vista, CA)

    Ht: 6-foot-3
    Wt: 295 lbs
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    Rivals rating: 3*-5.6rr; unranked C
    Scout rating: 3*; #22 C
    ESPN rating: 3*-75 grade; #16 C

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Boston College, Iowa State, Minnesota, Boise State, Nevada, New Mexico State, San Diego State, San Jose State
     
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    From ESPN:

    Pretty good athlete. He won his league's heavyweight wrestling title.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Scout mod is saying that we have offered and that it will be between CU, Minnesota and Boise State.

    Brandon Huffman, the West Recruiting Manager for Scout, says that Kelley is "one of the top centers in the West".
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    http://recruiting.scout.com/2/999566.html

    "Colorado offered (Saturday)," said Kelley, who got the offer as a center.

    Huffman now describing Kelley as the #2 Center in the West. Should be a solid 3* rating when they get it updated.
     
  6. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Does OC in the thread title refer to Center? I've never seen that designation before.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah. I should probably switch that to just "C". All the other ones had 2 letters and I was just trying to keep it consistent.
     
  8. Buffnik

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    Kelley will be making an official visit to CU for the Georgia game.

    Hopefully the history, pageantry and everything the makes Boulder/Folsom/Colorado special will be what gets him to commit. I'd love to hold onto Kelley in this class after the new coach takes over. True center, which we need, and a very highly regarded player.
     
  9. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    He would be a very nice pickup with moving away from Shaun Simon. He could step in as a redshirt freshman and start.
     
  10. Buffnik

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    I agree. Hopefully he and McClure can be a package deal, too.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I didn't realize this, but Kelley's a legacy.

    His dad, Karry, played from us from '76-'79 and started at right tackle. Also, it looks like our chief competition is coming from Minnesota (where he will likely visit) with Boise State (where he won't) not in the picture.

    http://colorado.scout.com/2/1005708.html

     
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    He cancelled his Boise State trip last week. He narrowed it down to CU and Minnesota. :thumbsup:
     
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    sweet....thanks for the update.
     
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    Wow, Minnesota's coaching situation is worse than ours, we should have a great shot at getting Kelley
     
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    According to Munsterteiger's twitter account, we got Kelley to commit :slayer:
    http://twitter.com/adamcm777/status/26418125010
    Vista (Calif.) High offensive center prospect Alex Kelley verbally committed to the Buffs today. He was at CU for a visit this past weekend.
     
  17. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    yaaaaaaaay
     
  18. Duff Man

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    Nice pickup. Maybe the most important player in the class thus far.
     
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    This was big for us. Kelley's going to be a good one for us at a position we will need to replace in 2 years.

    Hopefully it helps us with McClure, too.
     
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    Welcome aboard big guy!
     
  21. Buffnik

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    http://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1134946

    :gobuffs:
     
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    http://recruiting.scout.com/2/1008844.html

    :thumbsup:
     
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    What? An interior OL? Strange days in Boulder. Strange days.

    Congrats to Mr. Kelley. :thumbsup:
     
  24. BehindEnemyLines

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    Welcome to the B-n-G young Mr Kelley!!!!
     
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    excellent news. Hope he sticks around for the new coach.
     
  26. absinthe

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    #1 cali center? I'll take it, welcome aboard.
     
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    For being the #1 center in California, and the #2 center in the West, he seems to have a very limited offer list. Any ideas why that would be?
     
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    I kinda thought the same thing. And why doesn't he have any stars?
     
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    Welcome aboard...look forward to cheering for ya in the future! :gobuffs:
     
  30. Buffnik

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    sacky and daaah,

    There are a couple things playing into this.

    Rivals and ESPN haven't evaluated his film. There may not be any yet. Scout's recruiting guy for the west observed him in person and gave him a 3* rating. (I forgot to update the profile until just now.)

    As far as offer list, that's probably due to no film and the fact that Kelley's a true center. He won't play guard or tackle in college. If you need a center, great. If you don't, you won't offer him.
     

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