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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Brother of Bama LB could go Ivy League

By Jared Shanker

The Kelly family must be proud. One son is at the No. 1 BCS program for football. Another could be off to the No. 1 school for academics.

Lakota West (West Chester, Ohio) inside linebacker Mike Kelly is hearing from a few MAC schools, but his eyes are on the top three academic institutions in the country according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Although Ivy League programs do not give out athletic scholarships, Lakota West coach Larry Cox said his 6-foot-1, 205-pound linebacker has been approached by Princeton and Yale to play football at their respective school. Harvard is evaluating Kelly now and could also do the same, Cox said.

Harvard and Princeton are ranked No. 1 with Yale right behind at No. 3.

Kelly's older brother, Ryan, is a redshirt freshman offensive lineman at Alabama. When he signed with the Tide in 2011, he was the No. 4 center nationally and a three-star recruit.