"I'm talking to Duke now," Ellis said.
The recent recruitment of Ellis can be attributed in large part to new assistant coach Jeff Capel. Capel built a relationship with Ellis during Capel's time as head coach at Oklahoma, and the contact has continued with the new position at Duke.
"We had a good relationship when he was at OU," Ellis said of Capel. "I really liked him so I mean it'll be good. I just wanna check it out and see if (Duke) is for me."
Ellis acknowledged that the two have corresponded recently.
"(Capel) called not too long ago and we email sometimes, so we talk," Perry said.
While Capel has been the point-man in the recruitment of Ellis, the Blue Devils showed they were serious in their interest with a recent phone call to Perry from Coach K.
Duke has yet to offer the Wichita, Kansas native, but if they were to do so, Ellis stated that he would be interested.
"I feel like Duke is a good school," Ellis said. "It has a lot of history and (Coach K) is one of the best coaches ever."
While a decision is not likely to come from Ellis anytime soon, he does have some factors in mind when deciding on a future school.
"Being comfortable, game style, coach and people on the team (are important)," Ellis said. "(I really want) people on my team that I really know and would like to play with. It's just where I feel comfortable. If I feel comfortable somewhere far or feel comfortable somewhere close then that is where I'll go."