Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly will play his first game at Alabama on Saturday in a white visitor’s jersey, but twice it crossed Kelly’s mind to wear crimson.
After graduating high school in 2012, Kelly said Alabama was one of his top three schools, but he ultimately chose to attend Clemson in the ACC.
“(Alabama) had great facilities, great everything,” Kelly said to Michael Casagrande of AL.com. “I just wanted to be a playmaker out there and that’s really why I went to Clemson. They did it all back then.”
In 2011, under then-offensive coordinator Jim McElwain, Alabama ran more of a pro-style offense as opposed to Clemson’s scheme, which featured strong quarterback play.
Alabama recruited him again after Clemson dismissed Kelly from the team due to violating team rules in the spring of 2014. Kelly played one season at East Mississippi Community College and then chose Ole Miss over Alabama.
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