Over the weekend, Daiquan Kelly was dismissed by Penn State. Three days later, he reportedly has a new school.
Kelly’s high school coach has confirmed to nj.com that his former player has decided to move on to UMass to start his collegiate playing career. The Minutemen, for what it’s worth, have yet to announce Kelly’s addition to the roster.
“He’s going to leave on Saturday morning to go over there and I think it’s a great spot for him,” Union City (NJ) High School coach Wil Valdez told the website. “He’ll go there, redshirt and then have the opportunity to start as a redshirt freshman.
“The coaches at UMass like him as a safety and with his size and stature, he should be in a good position to make plays for them at the position.”
Other than an unspecified violation of team rules, there was no reason given for Kelly’s dismissal by James Franklin.
Kelly, a four-star 2015 signee, was rated as the No. 17 athlete in the country and was listed as a linebacker by Penn State. Only two 2015 defensive signees, a pair of defensive backs, were rated higher than the New Jersey product in the Nittany Lions’ 2015 recruiting class.
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