Florida State got some good news on the recruiting trail Tuesday when 2022 defensive end Nyjalik Kelly announced his commitment to the school.
Kelly, a 6’4 230 pound strong-side defensive end who plays for Dillard High in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is considered a 3-star (86 rating) by 247 Sports. They have him 74th in the state of Florida, and the 31st best strong-side defensive end.
He has offers from Florida, Miami and Kentucky, amongst others.
Kelly spoke with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, detailing his relationship with the coaches and his decision:
“It just feels like home.”
“I FaceTime [FSU defensive line coach John Papuchis and head coach Mike Norvell] every week, sometimes two times a week. They see me as a 3-4 edge rusher, coming off the edge.”
“When I come, we’re winning a national championship,”
“Sometimes you just feel like you’ve just got to do the right thing early. So I’m just doing the right thing early. I was going to wait it out, but it just kept feeling more and more like family.”
Committed ‼️@Coach_Norvell @FSUCoachJP @TheCribSouthFLA @Dillard_DHS @Onesleevenation @larryblustein pic.twitter.com/bHxkTLW6n3— nyjalik kelly (@nyjalikkelly) August 18, 2020
It’s moments like this that keep me motivated. @nyjalikkelly Committed to @FSUFootball pic.twitter.com/oEWSMRZpGc— Kelly_ND (@KellyND18) August 18, 2020
“[It] means a lot to me because this is one of my dream schools...they send d-ends to the NFL,” Kelly told Tomahawk Nation after receiving the offer.
Me and the #2 tackle in the nation go at it @AllAmericaGame !! pic.twitter.com/PzcJgOlFIU— nyjalik kelly (@nyjalikkelly) March 9, 2020
Great work today with @Rivalsfbcamps thx for the invite pic.twitter.com/nGeoB0QBfh— nyjalik kelly (@nyjalikkelly) February 9, 2020
Great Day to be a Florida State Seminole! #BigManComing #Tribe22 with addition from #The954to850 #Fit and #Family #KeepCLIMBing pic.twitter.com/HkDS50wu8R— Mike Norvell (@Coach_Norvell) August 18, 2020