One player who is particularly excited about the arrival of Chip Kelly at UCLA is wide receiver Demetric Felton.
According to Thuc Nhi Nguyen of the Los Angeles Daily News, Felton feels Kelly’s offense can help negate his lack of size.
— Thuc Nhi Nguyen (@thucnhi21) April 14, 2018
From the L.A. Daily News:
Felton watched what De’Anthony Thomas did at Oregon. When the UCLA receiver learned that he would be playing for the coach whose offense produced one of the most electrifying players in college football, Felton was “super excited.”
The diminutive receiver may be tailor-made for Kelly’s blur offense that stresses defenses by spreading the field and putting the ball in his playmakers’ hands with room to work.
“I think I’m very good at moving the ball in space,” Felton said Saturday at Wasserman Football Center after practice, “and so as he pushes me and gives me chances to move the ball in space, I can do that.”
Felton, who is listed at 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, tallied 2 catches for minus-2 yards last season.
“I’m just adjusting to the new offense and the new coaches and Coach Kelly’s way of doing things,” Felton said. “It’s been going well.”