The last Canadian cornerback to wear maroon and gold will be playing on Sundays this fall, which bodes well for cornerback Rhyland Kelly. Kelly was one of several recruits to commit to the Minnesota Golden Gophers this weekend as part of an impressive haul for P.J. Fleck and co.
After a great official visit with @GopherFootball super excited to announce I’m 110% committed to The University of Minnesota ‼️‼️@Haynes_Gophers @JoeS_Rossi @Coach_Fleck @coachharasymiak @RecruitReady @CAIKnightsFB @CoachMeyerCAI @CoachJesse18 @AllenTrieu @RyanBurnsMN #HYP22 pic.twitter.com/pfdeKglIUW— Rhyland Kelly (@RhylandK) June 20, 2021
Get to know Rhyland Kelly
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Kelly is originally from Winnipeg but is enrolled as an international student at Clearwater Academy in Florida. He is going to draw obvious comparisons to Benjamin St.-Juste, and not just because both are cornerbacks from Canada. The two have similar measurables, with Kelly boasting similar size, range, and speed to his predecessor. Kelly is relatively new to the cornerback position, so he is raw in terms of his technique and will need to develop his skills further. But he already has experience operating in a variety of different coverages, especially press man coverage.