Cam’Ron Kelly has announced a transfer to UNC (Twitter Photo)
The UNC Tarheels pick up a surprise transfer with Cam’Ron Kelly
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
The story started last week when Cam’Ron Kelly shared publicly that his mom and his sister had health issues. He went into no further detail, but he announced that he would leave Auburn despite having a solid first semester at the school and loving his experience with the football program.
After graduating from Oscar Smith early and enrolling early at Auburn, Kelly was away from home for less than three months.
He entered the transfer portal and made himself available to other college football programs. Due to the medical situation, it was extremely likely that he would move much closer to home.
On Thursday, via Twitter, he announced that he is planning a transfer to the University of North Carolina.
“I’ve fallen in love with Auburn and will be forever appreciative to the school, staff, players and fans… I had to make the best decision for my family,” said Kelly. “The university of my choosing has a lot of ties with the 757 with the recent hire of a Virginia legend himself, Dre Bly, Defensive Coordinator Coach Bateman and an all-time great in college football, Coach Mack Brown. I am excited to be a part of this special program they are building. With that being said, I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at the University of North Carolina!”
— Cam'Ron Kelly (@CamRonJKelly) April 4, 2019
UNC wasn’t even in Kelly’s narrowed Top 8 list when he released it almost a year ago.
Cam’Ron is now added to a growing 757 presence on the Tar Heels roster.
Dazz Newsome of Hampton High School is a play maker in multiple phases of the game for UNC and his role is expected to grow this year.
Class of 2020 RB/WR/DB Lamareon James of Indian River High School made his verbal commitment to the Tar Heels just a few weeks ago.
Now Cam’Ron Kelly becomes the latest athlete from the 7 Cities to join the program that looks to make a resurgence under legendary head coach Mack Brown.
– Andy Hilton