Before he was a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, Jim Kelly was a star at the University of Miami in the early 1980s. Roughly 30 years later, his nephew, Chad Kelly, will be joining the Hurricanes' conference as the newest star recruit of the Clemson Tigers.
Kelly, a highly-touted recruit from St. Joseph's in Buffalo, committed to Clemson yesterday. The 6'3", 205-pound signal caller chose Clemson over Alabama and Florida State, as well as other schools including Syracuse and the University at Buffalo.
At yesterday's press conference, Kelly told reporters that he chose Clemson because he fell in love with the family atmosphere of the institution. SB Nation's Clemson blog, Shakin' the Southland, took a slightly darker angle to the decision, claiming that Kelly chose the Tigers because he wanted to be the only quarterback recruit in a class - and that he spurned the Seminoles when he found out that they'd sign two quarterbacks this recruiting cycle.
Interestingly, another former Bill has a son committed to a big program. Zeke Pike, quarterback and son of former Bills special teams ace Mark Pike, has already committed to Auburn.