Clemson Football: Will it be the Tigers or Penn State for Cam’Ron Kelly?


4-star football recruit Cam’Ron Kelly, from Oscar Smith High, visited the Clemson campus this weekend ahead of his big decision on June 7. 

Cam’Ron Kelly, a highly coveted 2019 athlete from the state of Virginia, made an unofficial visit to Clemson this weekend. He has been on campus several times before and the last time was during Junior Day on Jan. 20.

Listed as an athlete, Kelly(6’1, 190) is being recruited as a cornerback by the Clemson football staff but is versatile enough to play receiver or safety. Sheridan Jones, a Clemson 2019 cornerback commit and Virginia native, would love for he and Kelly to be teammates, “Roommates” and mates in the secondary.

And that could happen. But Jones and the Tigers may have to contend with the Penn State Nittany Lions, a hot team on the recruiting trail.

Just from May 18 to June 1, Head Coach James Franklin secured commitments from three-star Juco Jaquan Brisker S(5/18), four stars Devyn Ford RB(5/18), Marquis Wilson ATH(5/20), Tyler Rudolph CB(5/21), Hakeem Beamon DE(6/1) and five-star Brandon Smith, DE(5/21).

Ford, Rudolph and Smith were all offered by Clemson and Ford and Smith, like Jones, are also Virginia natives.

According to 247Sports, Clemson and Penn State are the leaders for Kelly and it’s a close race. The recruiting site has the Tigers leading with a 48 percent chance of landing him over Penn State’s 38 percent.

Will it be Clemson or Penn State? Or could he make the announcement for Auburn, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Virginia(5 percent) or Washington State? The lucky school will hear their name at 10:30 a.m. inside the Oscar Smith Auditorium.

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Clemson football definitely hopes the recent visit, the coaches, and Jones are enough to have Kelly seeing Clemson Orange on Thursday.