Virginia lands former UNC defensive back Cam'Ron Kelly
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- One of the most pressing needs for Virginia football was answered on Friday with UNC transfer defensive back Cam'Ron Kelly committing to return to his home state.
Kelly, a Chesapeake native, announced his decision to transfer to UVA on Twitter saying "I’m Home, Let’s Run It."
Tony Elliott listed cornerback as a key position for the Cavaliers to add to in the transfer portal after All-ACC corners Anthony Johnson (NFL Draft) and Fentrell Cypress (transferred to Florida State) both left this offseason.
At North Carolina, Kelly played in 42 games over four seasons after transferring from Auburn in 2019, where he only spent the spring semester. Kelly earned third team All-ACC honors in 2021 after tying for the conference lead with four interceptions. Last season Kelly finished sixth on the team in tackles with 49, third among UNC defensive backs, while adding an interception to the stat sheet.
Kelly was a highly-touted recruit coming out of Virginia powerhouse Oscar Smith, rated as a four-star athlete in 2019 and ranking fifth in the state.