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Report: UMass Lands Penn State Transfer Daiquan Kelly

According to Braulio Perez of NJ.com, Daiquan Kelly has agreed to transfer to the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Monday after being dismissed from Penn State on Saturday.

Kelly’s high school coach Wil Valdez confirmed to Perez that Kelly is now on the move to UMass.

“He’s going to sign with UMass,” Valdez said to Perez. “He’s going to leave on Saturday morning to go over there and I think it’s a great spot for him. He’ll go there, redshirt and then have the opportunity to start as a redshirt freshman.”

Kelly, a 6’2”, 206-pound athlete from the 2015 class, was kicked off Penn State for a violation of team rules over the weekend. Kelly, from Union City, New Jersey, will most likely play safety for the Minutemen, as Valdez alluded to in Perez’ story.

He was viewed as a three-star recruit by 247 sports and initially chose the Nittany Lions over interest from Michigan State, Syracuse, Rutgers and Pittsburgh. Kelly was ranked as the 404th best player in the 2015 class and the 28th best athlete.

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