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NDCrusader
10-20-2017, 04:39 PM
CB
CHESAPEAKE, VA
OSCAR SMITH HS
https://s3media.247sports.com/Uploads/Assets/56/639/4_7639056.jpg

Measurements:
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190

Rankings:

247 Comp: ..... 4 star ..... #10 CB ..... #128 OA ..... .9488 rating
247: ............... 4 star ..... #12 CB ..... #191 OA
Rivals: ............ 4 star ..... #13 CB ..... #146 OA
Scout: ............ 4 star ..... #4 CB ....... #58 OA
ESPN: ............ 4 star ..... #11 CB ..... #143 OA

Offers:
Notre Dame
Bama
Auburn
Clemson
Duke
Maryland
Michigan
Mizzou
Navy
NC St
PSU
Pitt
Stanford
Syracuse
Temple
Tennessee
UCF
UVa
VT
WVU

Media Links:

Twitter = @CamRonJKelly (https://twitter.com/CamRonJKelly)

Cam'Ron Kelly - Hudl (http://www.hudl.com/profile/7580425/camron-kelly)

Highlights:

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NDCrusader
10-20-2017, 04:40 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Blessed and honored to say I received an offer from the University of Notre Dame ! ☘ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoIrish?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoIrish</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/RivalsFriedman?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RivalsFriedman</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DemetricDWarren?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DemetricDWarren</a> <a href="https://t.co/0zPOSUic5L">pic.twitter.com/0zPOSUic5L</a></p>&mdash; Cam'Ron Kelly (@CamRonJKelly) <a href="https://twitter.com/CamRonJKelly/status/921464648976781312?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 20, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

NDCrusader
11-02-2017, 11:29 PM
Visiting for Wake Forest.

https://247sports.com/college/notre-dame/Article/National-safety-target-a-big-Irish-fan

Soph Stats 15 G (Class 6A):

Off = 48 rec ... 753 yds ... 5 TD

Def = 35 Tkl ... 8 Int ... 1 Pic6 ... 13 PD

Irish Man3
11-02-2017, 11:41 PM
Late decision

NDPhilly
11-03-2017, 12:12 AM
Calling in that commitment to Coach Kelly like


https://media.gq.com/photos/58347f75c764ae804c6d1876/master/pass/cam-ron-lede.jpg

ndcoltsfan2010
11-03-2017, 12:17 AM
Visiting for Wake Forest.

https://247sports.com/college/notre-dame/Article/National-safety-target-a-big-Irish-fan

Great news!!!! Glad he is making the trip. Hopefully he loves what he sees and more importantly sees the opportunities for early playing time.

SonofOahu
11-03-2017, 12:39 AM
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Veritate Duce Progredi
11-03-2017, 07:23 AM
Please let us get him.

ResLife Hero
11-05-2017, 05:19 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NotreDame?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NotreDame</a> was elite 2019 CB Cam'Ron Kelly's childhood dream school &amp; he wasn't disappointed by wknd visit (Premium) <a href="https://t.co/cc5F7cFxdH">https://t.co/cc5F7cFxdH</a></p>&mdash; Irish Sports Daily (@ISDUpdate) <a href="https://twitter.com/ISDUpdate/status/927298214004477954?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2017</a></blockquote>
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ndcoltsfan2010
11-05-2017, 06:46 PM
Glad to hear that he enjoyed his visit. This would be a great pick up for the 2019 class.

NDCrusader
11-07-2017, 03:53 PM
Junior film.

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Irish#1
11-07-2017, 08:51 PM
Junior film.

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Someone needs to tell them it's Hickory Huskers.

NDCrusader
12-13-2017, 12:50 AM
Rivals update - #11 S ... #158 OA

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Blessed and honored to receive an offer from THE Ohio State University !!! �� <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoBucks?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoBucks</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BuckeyeNation?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BuckeyeNation</a> <a href="https://t.co/P8dquehKJm">pic.twitter.com/P8dquehKJm</a></p>&mdash; Cam'Ron Kelly (@CamRonJKelly) <a href="https://twitter.com/CamRonJKelly/status/940757093841342464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 13, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

NDCrusader
01-21-2018, 11:12 AM
Wiltfong CB to Clemson

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What They Are Saying: Recruits at Clemson's Elite Junior Day <a href="https://t.co/qFSOH95Va3">https://t.co/qFSOH95Va3</a></p>&mdash; TheClemsonInsider (@ClemsonInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/ClemsonInsider/status/955074323718524929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 21, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

NDCrusader
02-13-2018, 07:04 PM
Another CB for Clemson part of the Bud Elliott data dump today.

This recruitment if frustrating. Seems like a kid who ND could have jumped way out in front for with an early offer but apparently they didn't like him as much as he liked them last summer.

The dream school curse is real.

NDCrusader
04-05-2018, 03:49 PM
A Wazzu official???

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Washington State University official this weekend ! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoCougs?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoCougs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JoinTheHunt?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JoinTheHunt</a> <a href="https://t.co/UzrJ6LKNOM">pic.twitter.com/UzrJ6LKNOM</a></p>&mdash; Cam'Ron Kelly (@CamRonJKelly) <a href="https://twitter.com/CamRonJKelly/status/981957156370083840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 5, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

zelezo vlk
04-05-2018, 03:51 PM
Maybe he loves the Pirate

connor_in
04-05-2018, 03:57 PM
Maybe he loves the Pirate

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NDCrusader
04-24-2018, 12:10 PM
CB's rolling in for PSU today.

NDMIA
04-24-2018, 12:14 PM
4th highest attendance for a spring game in the country (71,000 fans) and apparently somewhere between 50-75 recruits on campus from different recruiting cycles this past weekend, it makes sense that some of the recruits bit on the hype. For Penn State, Nebraska, Georgia, Alabama, and others with crazy spring game attendance, these weekends are huge. Just have to hope some of our biggest prospects didn't get reeled in by the hype (Rodas Johnson was there).

Irish#1
04-24-2018, 12:40 PM
CB's rolling in for PSU today.

ND is the dream school, CB's to Clemson and now CB's to Ped U. Appears he can be had by the slickest car salesman who gets the last word.

https://i.imgur.com/v9CUDcD.jpg

NDMIA
04-25-2018, 09:59 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Decisions coming soon! Where will I be spending my next 3-4 years at? 👀🤙🏽 <a href="https://t.co/NjbqQdM798">pic.twitter.com/NjbqQdM798</a></p>&mdash; Cam'Ron Kelly (@CamRonJKelly) <a href="https://twitter.com/CamRonJKelly/status/988944611681931264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 25, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Hopefully we can get him on campus one more time before he picks the Nittany Lions. Heís a good prospect and would be a great add but all signs point to Penn State

NDCrusader
04-25-2018, 10:18 AM
I doubt they're even in contact him at this point. They were late and surprisingly never generated any real buzz. When the 3 services have no update for months, 99/100 it's dead. Haven't even seen him connected to ND by Mid-Atlantic analysts either.

Anyways, he's a safety in college and ND's fine there.

ab2cmiller
06-06-2018, 08:42 PM
Announcing tomorrow. Clemson with the momentum in the Crystal Ball predictions.

Irish#1
06-06-2018, 08:50 PM
Donít wake me for the announcement.

beryirish
06-07-2018, 08:57 AM
Saw a VT CB in there recently as well.

ab2cmiller
06-07-2018, 09:45 AM
Saw a VT CB in there recently as well.

Yes. Very strong swing in VT crystal balls over the last 12 hours or so. They went from basically zero percent to 48% and are currently the leader in the clubhouse.

ab2cmiller
06-07-2018, 09:49 AM
Va Tech wasn't even in his top 8 that he tweeted back at the end of April. It's not like Va Tech just recently offered either.

Big23Head
06-07-2018, 09:57 AM
FWIW, per multiple 247 sites he actually reached out to ND as well and they declined. That means several staffs passed him up. He’s literally been searching for a place to commit.

ab2cmiller
06-07-2018, 10:02 AM
FWIW, per multiple 247 sites he actually reached out to ND as well and they declined. That means several staffs passed him up.

Looks like Penn State is targeting Lewis Cine for the last DB spot in this class. I can only assume he is not a take at Clemson either. Probably why Kelly reached out to ND and is potentially going "off the board" by potentially picking Va Tech.

NDIrish88
06-07-2018, 10:27 AM
Why is he searching for a place to commit? Is he not that good?

dad4aa
06-07-2018, 10:37 AM
Why is he searching for a place to commit? Is he not that good?

That is what I am wondering as well. Had a great offer list and he is rated pretty high by everyone being a composite top 10 CB in the country.

Big23Head
06-07-2018, 10:39 AM
He's good but may not have handled his recruitment the best.

IrishLax
06-07-2018, 10:43 AM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING: Virginia Tech <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hokies?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hokies</a> receive a commitment from 4* ATH Cam'Ron Kelly (<a href="https://twitter.com/CamRonJKelly?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CamRonJKelly</a>). VT now holds a verbal pledge from the No. 5 player in the state of VA according to the <a href="https://twitter.com/247Sports?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@247Sports</a> Composite Rankings. <br><br>Story:<a href="https://t.co/CCXQex7HKo">https://t.co/CCXQex7HKo</a><a href="https://twitter.com/VTScoop247?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@VTScoop247</a> <a href="https://t.co/44CiCeioq1">pic.twitter.com/44CiCeioq1</a></p>&mdash; Matej Sis (@MatejS247) <a href="https://twitter.com/MatejS247/status/1004734294252761088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 7, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Veritate Duce Progredi
06-07-2018, 10:51 AM
FWIW, per multiple 247 sites he actually reached out to ND as well and they declined. That means several staffs passed him up. Heís literally been searching for a place to commit.

We turned down a consensus top-13 corner? There must've been good reasons...

Big23Head
06-07-2018, 11:05 AM
We turned down a consensus top-13 corner? There must've been good reasons...

Clemson, PSU, ND, and maybe more. It seems like he was grasping at straws at the end. ND probably didn't want to go down that road. I'll be curious to see if he even sticks with VT.

ab2cmiller
06-07-2018, 11:08 AM
Can't embed, but here is the link to the video. You can skip ahead to about the 2:30 mark. Classy.
Watch: Oscar Smith’s top five Virginia football recruit is headed to Virginia Tech | WTKR.com (http://wtkr.com/2018/06/07/oscar-smiths-top-five-football-recruit-in-virginia-makes-college-choice/)

NDMIA
06-07-2018, 11:11 AM
FWIW, per multiple 247 sites he actually reached out to ND as well and they declined. That means several staffs passed him up. Heís literally been searching for a place to commit.

This seems odd considering he's a consensus 4* recruit, a 6'1'' cornerback who has plenty of talent, has over 40 offers, and offered by the best academic schools in the fbs too. I could understand Penn State passing in that they have 4 commits and they think they could get Lewis Cine committed this weekend. I could see Clemson passing because they have 3 DB commits and might be leading for Andrew Booth, a 5 star corner. Notre Dame passing seems odd because he fits all the right parameters for what ND needs in its last spot in the DB class, but maybe they don't think he was taking them seriously or wasn't actually that interested in them. There must be some things going on that we don't know about that cause Clemson, Penn State, and Notre Dame to all turn him away at the last minute (especially Penn State having used an OV on him).

ab2cmiller
06-07-2018, 11:18 AM
If he asked ND within the last week, would they accept his commitment on 6/7/18 because he still wanted to stick with his announcement date. No, you don't accept his commitment, given how little interest that he appeared to have in ND over the last several months. Why accept a commitment from someone who you would have real concerns over flipping later on?

I wonder if ND would've been interested if he would've canceled his announcement date and extended his recruitment.

NDIrish88
06-07-2018, 11:19 AM
Maybe they thought he'd decommit knowing his heart wasn't really at ND

BabyIrish
06-07-2018, 11:21 AM
If he asked ND within the last week, would they accept his commitment on 6/7/18 because he still wanted to stick with his announcement date. No, you don't accept his commitment, given how little interest that he appeared to have in ND over the last several months. Why accept a commitment from someone who you would have real concerns over flipping later on?

I wonder if ND was interested if he would've canceled his announcement date and extended his recruitment.

Well put and exactly how the staff should have had handled it.

Luckylucci
06-07-2018, 11:35 AM
If he asked ND within the last week, would they accept his commitment on 6/7/18 because he still wanted to stick with his announcement date. No, you don't accept his commitment, given how little interest that he appeared to have in ND over the last several months. Why accept a commitment from someone who you would have real concerns over flipping later on?

I wonder if ND would've been interested if he would've canceled his announcement date and extended his recruitment.

This is exactly what happened. He reached out to ND, after very little communication with the staff, to gauge interest. We said we would if he slowed things down. He said no. There has been a lot of cross talk from his camp, and it sounds like itís rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. Probably why we said slow down or no thank you

KizerWilhelm
06-07-2018, 11:38 AM
This was an absolutely bizarre recruitment. Before the flood of Virginia Tech CBs, there was also a flood of UVA CBs that all went away.

The notion that he HAS to commit on a certain date, and any school that didn't agree to that was out of running, is just nuts. Even if there's no underlying criminal/grades issue, that's just a major red flag that the kid lacks maturity and would be a headache on the team.

That said, I wouldn't read too much into the fact that he picked a school that wasn't in his top 8. It's possible Tech upped their recruitment after their secondary took a hit recently.

NDIrish88
07-22-2018, 06:18 AM
Just decommitted from VA Tech. Speculation is that PSU think that they may not get Lews Cine

ab2cmiller
04-10-2019, 11:51 AM
Ended up at Auburn, but is now transferring to North Carolina to be closer to home because his Mom and Sister are dealing with health issues.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thankful For This Opportunity! ��<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GOHEELS?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GOHEELS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GDTBATH?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GDTBATH</a> <a href="https://t.co/Vc4Gpdlc1B">pic.twitter.com/Vc4Gpdlc1B</a></p>&mdash; Cam'Ron Kelly (@CamRonJKelly) <a href="https://twitter.com/CamRonJKelly/status/1113857936072302605?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 4, 2019</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="hi" dir="ltr">Joshua 1:9 ����❤️ <a href="https://t.co/66WBZ0GMup">pic.twitter.com/66WBZ0GMup</a></p>&mdash; Cam'Ron Kelly (@CamRonJKelly) <a href="https://twitter.com/CamRonJKelly/status/1110970548442533888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 27, 2019</a></blockquote>
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