Clovis West's Caleb Kelly earns Alabama scholarship offer

The Fresno BeeMay 7, 2014 

Clovis West's Caleb Kelly celebrates recovering a Central High fumble on Oct. 31, 2013, at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Clovis, Calif.

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Clovis West High standout Caleb Kelly earned a scholarship offer to play football for Alabama on Wednesday afternoon.

The 6-foot-3 athlete earned the offer after Lane Kiffin, the Crimson Tide's new offensive coordinator and former USC and Tennessee coach, stopped by to see the linebacker.

"It's another blessing," said Kelly, who'll be a junior in the fall. "They are one of the top SEC schools, if not the best. It's crazy how fast this whole process is happening."

With the Alabama offer, Kelly has received offers from 10 programs, a list that includes USC, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Miami.

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