Spartans Could Have Early Edge

After a solid summer, Cincinnati (OH) Mt. Healthy athlete Tyree Elliott looked to show he's got the skills to be one of Ohio's top prospects. His first chance came on Wednesday night when his junior season got underway in a Crosstown Showdown match-up against North College Hill.

If you're looking for another player from Cincinnati, Ohio the Michigan State Spartans may have an inside track with, look no farther than athlete Tyree Elliott of Mt. Healthy High School.

If the name of the high school sounds familiar, it should as the Spartans got current defensive end Joel Health out of the program in the Class of 2011.

Have the Spartans been in contact with the 5-foot-11, 170-pound standout?

"Coach (Harlon) Barnett gave me a couple of cards," said Elliott. "I've talked with him and I've got one of my boys up there in Joel Heath putting in a good word for me."

On Wednesday night Elliott played quarterback and little running back while gaining 95 yards and scoring three touchdowns in only three quarters of play.

He attended two summer camps at Ohio State and Miami Ohio. It was at Ohio State where he posted a forty time of 4.42.

Elliott runs hard and is not afraid of contact. He projects as a running back on offense and a corner or safety on defense at the next level.

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