UA Combine: Noel Ellis

Noel Ellis, the junior DB from Edna Karr (Algiers, La.), is among the top corners in the nation.

Noel Ellis, along with teammates Standish Dobard and Gerald Willis, made his way to Florida on Saturday for the Under Armour Combine.

"The DBs coach said I did good and was one of the best at the camp," said Ellis, who helped the Edna Karr Cougars to back-to-back Class 4A state championship game appearances over the past two years.

"There were three really good defensive backs there and some nice wide receivers. I ran a 4.18 shuttle and a 6.86 in the L-Cone drill. I did good in the one-on-one drills and the seven-on-seven. I had interceptions in both."

Ellis spent time with John Diarse, the four-star Neville prospect who played against him in the recent state title game.

"We talked and were hanging around," said Ellis. "He said I played good in the Dome (state finals). I actually had an interception while guarding him in the one-on-one drills."

While Ellis was disappointed that Karr, located on the West Bank of New Orleans in Algiers, didn't win the state championship, he was pleased to compete in the Superdome for all the marbles for the second straight year.

"I was excited to be there again," he said. "I was like, 'Wow! We're there again.'"

Ellis is looking forward to LSU's upcoming junior day.

"I'm not really planning on going to any other junior days," he said. "I think LSU will offer early. I haven't heard they will; it's just a gut feeling."

This week, Ellis will travel to San Antonio for the U.S. Army Junior Combine.

"I don't have any particular goals in mind," he said. "I'm just looking forward to competing again."

He measured in yesterday at 5-9 1/2 and 170 pounds.

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