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O-lineman re-opens recruiting, drops Kentucky–at least for now

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The reality is starting to hit Derrick Kelly Jr.–Lexington, Kentucky is a long way from Havana, Florida.

One of Kelly’s coaches at East Gadsden H.S.–a school just north of Tallahassee (and Florida State)–told the Louisville Courier-Journal that Kelly might still end up with the Wildcats, but that the 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive lineman is weighing his options. He may take official visits to other schools in the next two months, but the three-star lineman will definitely look around some. He will take his official visit to Kentucky on Dec. 13.

“Yes FSU offered and no it doesn’t have anything to do with me stepping down from Kentucky,” Kelly texted Saturday Down South on Wednesday. “I just want to open back up my recruiting and weigh out all of my options.”

Kelly’s decommitment drops Mark Stoops’ class to 24 members, but it’s still one of the best in the country and easily the best one in recent memory for the Wildcats’ football program. The Wildcats have done very well in Ohio, where Stoops is from. And Kelly does still have two other offensive linemen coming in this class.

Editor’s note: All rankings used by Saturday Down South, individual and team-wise, refer to the composite ranking.

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