TE lands big offer

Elkanah Dillon has emerged to become one of the top tight end prospects in the state. He just picked up a scholarship offer from a Big 10 school on Monday evening.

You could make a very strong argument that Elkanah Dillon (Ocala, Fla./Vanguard) is the Sunshine State's No. 2 tight prospect in this 2014 class. Dillon, now 6-foot-5, 225-pounds, is relatively new to the game of football.

"I think that's his strength, that he is so new to the game," said Alex Castaneda, Vanguard's coach."This is only his third year playing. He has had an unreal season for us. No one knew about him. Now people are starting to find out about him. He has great hands. The difference this season is his blocking. He has turned into an outstanding blocker. He got in the weight room and he has really worked on that part of his game. He can really stay on his blocks."

Dillon lines up everywhere, next to the tackle, in the slot and even out wide. So far this year he has 38 receptions for over 400 yards and seven scores.

"Wisconsin offered him a few nights ago [Monday]," Castaneda said. "He also has some other offers from teams like UAB and FIU. Purdue, Illinois, and Middle Tennessee State are all showing a lot of interest right now."

On film Dillon looks like today's tight end, someone who's athletic and who you can move all over in different formations. He catches the ball well with his hands and doesn't fight the football. It looks natural and effortless. He runs well. As a blocker, he's physical and can move people off the line of scrimmage. He can bend and drive people. He seems to play with good leverage for a taller player. Dillon looks to have a big and long frame with plenty of room to add bulk and weight.

Jamie has been covering college football recruiting since 1992 and is entering his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext. He's currently a National Recruiting Analyst and Manager for the state of Florida. Jamie is also covering the NFL Draft for the network.
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