High-SchoolNew-York: Nike 7ON

“Twinterview” with Chad Kelly

August, 25, 2011
8/25/11
10:00
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Since we're still in the early stages of launching this blog, I figured I'd get creative and introduce a new word into this space. So ladies and gentlemen, I now present to you our first "Twinterview," where (you guessed it) an interview is done in Twitter format. (OK, maybe calling that "creative" is a stretch. Sue me.)

Our first subject is Chad Kelly, a senior at St. Joe's Collegiate who at this point probably needs no introduction after his cover story in ESPNHS, TV time at the Elite 11 and all-tournament performance at the Nike 7ON. (Kelly has also agreed to do a senior diary chronicling his season, so check back in two weeks for that)

See what the Clemson-bound QB had to say about his busy offseason, what it was like being on TV and why his famous uncle is against Twitter:

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Stock is rising for Morgan, Briggs

August, 24, 2011
8/24/11
3:01
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Each week, we'll take a deeper look into our All-State football team to see whose stock is rising and falling based on recent performance and news. I know some of you are wondering, how can you have a stock watch when football hasn't officially started? Easy. Every football fan knows that the season never truly ends.

UP — Wayne Morgan, Erasmus Hall, DB
When it comes to football, Morgan is all about putting on for his city. So as the lone New York player at Gridiron Kings this past summer, the Erasmus Hall senior did just that with an impressive performance. Helped by Morgan's lockdown defense, his Midwest squad made an improbable run to the finals before falling to Southeast. Click here to read more about Morgan's solid showing.

UP — Kyle Briggs, St. Joe's Collegiate, WR
It's safe to say Briggs had plenty to smile about this past summer. In July, the senior wideout watched his quarterback Chad Kelly earn all-tournament honors at the Nike 7ON and Elite 11 status at the prestigious QB competition. So as Kelly's stock skyrockets, so too will Briggs', who stands to put up big numbers this season while serving as Kelly's main target.


Brandon Parker covers New York for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter (@brandoncparker) or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.

After big summer, Kelly is primed for an elite senior season

August, 23, 2011
8/23/11
2:20
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Chad KellyKelly Kline/ESPNHSAfter a big summer that included a Nike 7ON championship and a spot in the Elite 11, St. Joe's Collegiate senior QB Chad Kelly is all smiles entering his senior season.

Fueled by determination and what some call freakish athleticism, Chad Kelly placed his stamp on the prep football scene this summer.

At the Nike 7ON in Oregon, the St. Joe's Collegiate senior QB threw the game-winning touchdown to push his team to the 7-on-7 title and earn all-tournament honors. A few weeks later, Kelly was at it again, earning a spot in the final Elite 11 at the prestigious Elite 11 quarterback competition in California.

Needless to say, with an uncle who quarterbacked the Bills to four Super Bowl appearances and several records already to his name, Kelly appears ready for a huge senior campaign. Click here to read about Kelly's journey to the top.
Also check back later this week for our recent "Twinterview" with the elite QB and stay tuned for our weekly diary chronicling Kelly's highly anticipated senior season.

Brandon Parker covers New York for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.

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