Cheatham County Exchange

Patrick Kelly signs with Lindsey Wilson

“It clicked.”

That’s what Patrick Kelly said the last time he visited Lindsey Wilson. Last week, Kelly signed his letter of intent to continue his football career at Lindsey Wilson as he was surrounded by his friends, family, teammates and coaches.

“I saw how the players interacted with each other and I saw how the coaches worked with them, it just clicked, I said, this is the place where I want to go,” Kelly said.

Kelly also said they want to keep him at quarterback. His arm improved throughout his high school career, but his legs were always a point of emphasis from a defense’s perspective. Lindsey Wilson’s offense will allow him to continue to be the dynamic dual-threat he’s been at Cheatham County Central.

“They’re a fit for me as a quarterback and they’re going to be able to get me into the rotation early,” Kelly said. “They use multiple quarterbacks and I think I’ll get a chance at early playing time.”

Lindsey Wilson finished last season 7-3 while averaging 36.4 points per game. Kelly will be joining a high-scoring offense that fits his abilities in Lindsey Wilson. He rushed 1,018 yards this season while adding almost another 1,000 through the air for Cheatham County Central on his way to being named MVP of the region.

“I’d like to thank my mom,” Kelly said. “And everybody helped me, but the coaches never gave up on me. My friends and teammates also did a lot to help me get to this point.”

Kelly will also be receiving an academic scholarship to go along with his athletic scholarship. He is planning to major in business in preparation for real estate in the future.