Former Eagle, Arizona St QB Kelly back for camp
MERIDIAN, Idaho (KBOI) —
Taylor Kelly's football success didn't end on the prep gridiron, but he returned to it Friday night.
"It was one of the most special times of my life," Kelly said. "There's nothing like Friday night lights."
Kelly's quarterback camp at Rocky Mountain High School in Meridian started Friday and ends Saturday.
"I'm here to take all the knowledge that I've been able to have in my college and high school careers and then add the stuff that I know now to help these young kids grow," he said.
Kelly led Eagle to a state championship in 2009 and then continued to shine at Arizona State. The three-year starter finished his collegiate career with the school record for total offense (10,223 yards).
After spending last season as a graduate assistant with the Sun Devils, Kelly left the sunny skies of Tempe, Ariz. for the sunny skies of Huntington Beach, Calif. to work for Edge Quarterback Training.
"The main thing that sticks out to me is seeing a kid succeed," Kelly said. "Putting him through a drill and he's quite not getting it so you show him a few pointers and he really just gets it and the smile he gets."
The high school field has remained unchanged since Kelly left, but the pressure has not.
"I kind of feel, not bad but kids are under a microscope even now at the high school age even more so than when I was in high school," he said.
Kelly finished his time at ASU with a 63.3 completion percentage, 8,819 passing yards and 92 total touchdowns.