Cole Kelley (note: most definitely not Chad Kelly) has officially signed with the Arkansas Razorbacks. This should come as no surprise as Cole committed to Arkansas while on an unofficial visit to Fayetteville in April of 2015.
He's a tall player at 6'7", which undoubtedly will remind Hog fans of Ryan Mallett, but as his highlight videos (below) indicate, Kelley is a much more mobile quarterback than Mallett was. Watching his highlight video, the first thing that popped into my head was 6'7" Paxton Lynch at the University of Memphis.
Scout and 247 have listed him as a 3*. He also held offers from Oklahoma State, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana Lafayette, Southern Miss, and others. He threw for 2,984 yards as a junior while completing 187/310 attempts (60.3%). 31 of those passes went for touchdowns and nine were interceptions. In his Senior Season, he led his team to the Divison 2 Semifinals. For the season, he completed 199/352 (56.5%) passes that accounted for 2,911 yards and 28 touchdowns. As we mentioned before, he's mobile, and he rushed for 277 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Arkansas' quarterback depth chart was pretty solid when Cole committed, with Austin Allen, Rafe Peavey, and Ty Storey all looking to compete for the starting job in 2016. In August of 2015 (after Kelley committed), the roster became even more stacked when Ricky Town elected to transfer in. All of these quarterbacks have to be excited with the evolution they've seen from Brandon Allen this season under the tutelage of Dan Enos. It will be very interesting to see how the situation develops.