2013 RB already getting attention

2013 RB already getting attention

Despite being in the class of 2013, Waco (TX) Midway running back B.J. Kelly is already hearing from some of the heavy hitters of the college football ranks. Read the Scout.com update below for the inside scoop.

Most college football prospects don't start hearing from college coaches until around the summer before their junior season. Waco (TX) Midway running back B.J. Kelly is the exception to that rule. Despite the fact that he is only entering his sophomore season, the 5-foot-7, 185-pound playmaker is already hearing from some of the heavy hitters in college football.

"I've been hearing from Texas and Oklahoma so far," said Kelly.

Kelly played on the varsity squad last year as a freshman and was able to gain some valuable experience. He rushed for 110 yards and four touchdowns despite missing several games due to sickness and injury.

"I had to miss like three games last season because I got the swine flu and was really sick. I also hurt my ankle pretty badly and had to miss another game because of that."

Despite not getting very many carries last season as a freshman, Kelly is confident that this year will be different.

"I'm going to be the starting running back this year so I will be getting a lot more carries this season."

Kelly's limited role last season still managed to catch the attention of Texas and Oklahoma coaches. They likely noticed his exceptional quickness along with his ability to break tackles and make people miss.

This summer the Midway running back has been working out with his high school coaching staff in efforts to improve himself for his upcoming sophomore season.

"I've really been focusing on trying to improve my speed. I run a 4.5 now but I want to try and get it down to a 4.3. I also have been working to improve my vision."

Kelly is a native of New Orleans but was forced to relocate to Texas in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina struck.

"I'm from New Orleans but my family and I had to move in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina hit. Our house was destroyed in the hurricane, it was a really tough time for us."

Kelly grew up an LSU fan but claims that it will not effect his recruitment. He plans on visiting Austin and Baton Rouge this fall to check out some games.

This season Kelly has set some lofty goals that he hopes to accomplish during his sophomore season.

"I want to break 1,000 yards this season. I also want to win state and make first team all-district."

Stick with Scout.com for updates on Kelly's recruitment.

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