I suppose that if you were a Wisconsin fan, you would have considered J.J. Watt not to be "legit." After all, he was a two-star recruit on Rivals whose other offers came from the likes of Central Michigan and Minnesota. He sure turned out to suck, didn't he?
This is not necessarily to defend Kelly or his recruiting or player development. But can we please stop writing off guys like Williams and Wallace before we've actually seen them play? I swear, a lot of posters on this board come off more as jilted lovers than disgruntled football fans when it comes to Kelly. I'm convinced Kelly's not the answer at ND, but magesterial pronouncements like yours about whether players who haven't played a down in college are "legit" are beyond tiresome.