Welcome to our series chronicling the #22Bullies (The New South Florida) USF recruiting class of 2022. The series will breakdown every single recruit and transfer that signed/committed to officially become a part of Head Coach Jeff Scott’s third recruiting class. Help us welcome DE Eddie Kelly to the Bulls!
DE Eddie Kelly (West Orange High School)
Committed to the Bulls since November 6th, Kelly represents the only scholarship defensive end to be added in the 2022 class with several new additions through the transfer portal. Kelly is currently ranked as the 134th best defensive lineman in the 2022 class by 247Sports.com, garnering offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky and more during his recruitment. Kelly will enroll with the Bulls in the summer.
During his one season with West Orange (senior season), Kelly posted 23 receptions on 383 yards with 6 TDs including 71 total tackles, 23 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, and one interception.
Run the Tape:
Converted tight-end whose athleticism flashes on the other side of the ball. Comfortable setting the edge against the run. Was utilized all across the defensive front in high school. Athletic enough to be dropped back into coverage to cover the flat. Consistent hand-usage when pass rushing, won’t just beat you with speed or a bull rush. Length and wingspan will cause problems for QBs trying to get the ball over Kelly.
This was a big land for the coaching staff with several Power 5 schools actively recruiting Kelly before he committed to the Bulls in November. Kelly flashes a little bit of everything at the defensive end spot and I think that is what makes him so exciting as a recruit when you look at what he can bring to the position overall. Welcome to the Bulls Eddie!
#22Bullies USF Football Class of 2022
|1||Michael Williams||LB||West Bloomfield||0.8891||5.7|
|2||Jhalyn Shuler||LB||Coffeyville C.C. (KS)||0.8634||5.6|
|3||Eddie Kelly||DE||West Orange||0.8633||5.7|
|4||DeAunte Hunter||LB||Lowndes HS (GA)||0.8540||5.5|
|5||Byrum Brown||QB||Rolesville HS (NC)||0.8497||5.6|
|6||Jackson Long||TE||Beech HS (TN)||0.8477||5.5|
|7||Javohn Thomas||WR||Sickles HS||0.8423||5.5|
|8||Gunnar Smith||QB||Lake Mary HS||0.8405||5.6|
|9||Jacquez Williams||DT||Jenkins HS (GA)||0.8302||5.4|
|10||Jayson Littlejohn||TE||College of the Sequoias (CA)||0.8283||5.4
|11||Jhalin Hobbs||DT||Lennard HS||0.8281||5.4|
|12||Tavin Ward||CB||Palmetto Prep (SC)||0.7884||5.2|