Five questions with Silas Kelly, South Carroll defensive back & UMD commit

How does your team look this year?


Our team is looking solid this year. We’ve got a lot of key guys coming back and some rising juniors that have been doing a lot of good work over the summer. The whole team has been in the weight room throughout the summer. We lost our leading rusher (Chris Gavin), and quarterback, but we have a very capable back in Steven Baca who will fill in Gavin’s shoes and a promising quarterback in junior A.J. Linn. We also have a solid line and a strong defense that will make it very tough for opposing defenses to score.


What are expectations team wise?


Team wise our expectations are the same as always. We expect to be playing in the state championship. That’s always the goal in mind and the reason we put in so many hours in the weight room and out on the field. We are all hungry for a state championship and we expect nothing less.


For yourself?


My personal goals are very simple. Anything and everything I can do to help my team achieve our goal of winning a state championship. I strive so hard to be accountable to my teammates and do everything in my power to contribute to a state championship.


What do you bring to the table?


Personally I’m a guy that will do anything to help my team win. I don’t think about myself before the team. I don’t care if I have the best game of my life as long as at the end of the day I can look back and say I did everything I could for my brothers and can see the scoreboard lighting up in our favor.


What does it mean to you on committing to play football at University of Maryland?


It’s such a blessing. I just need to thank everyone who has helped me get to where I am today because I wouldn’t have this opportunity without my folks, friends, girlfriend, and all of the coaches who have helped me become the competitive athlete and man I am today. I can’t think of a better school to play for than UMD. My dream school in my home state. It doesn’t get much better than that. I just want to go out there and do my best to thank all of my teammates, my family, friends and coaches for helping me grow along the way.