July 11, 2011

Ellison ready for visit

Harris County High already has one of the state's top recruits for 2012 in defensive end Jordan Jenkins.

In 2013, teammate Jay Ellison figures to take center stage.

A rising junior, the 6-foot-1, 280-pound defensive tackle already has six impressive verbal offers from Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Auburn, Ole Miss, Michigan and South Carolina.

Could Georgia be close to doing the same?

Ellison will join his teammate in Athens for Friday's Dawg Night, hoping the Bulldogs will give him another choice to consider.

"I'm really looking forward to it," said Ellison, who will be making his first trip to Athens. "It would be a good one to get. It would be very cool if I got an offer from the home-state school."

Ellison figures to get many more offers to come, who has hinted he wouldn't mind playing his college ball "close to home."

His main contact at Georgia is tight ends coach John Lilly.

"Right now, Georgia, Alabama and Florida are the only camps I plan on doing this year," said Ellison, who said he's wide open as far as his future choice is concerned.

Being able to watch Jenkins go through the process has been a benefit in the eyes of Ellison, who plans on taking his time before making that choice known.

"Jordan gave me an idea of what to watch for," said Ellison, whose potential as an effective run-stopper is what he said has most recruiters excited about his potential. "So far everything has been good."

Anthony Dasher is the managing editor for UGASports
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