Elliott Making His Case

Austin (Texas) Westlake receiver Patrick Elliott has made a strong case for himself on the field this season...

Austin (Texas) Westlake has Division-I bound athletes on its roster, including SMU quarterback commit Jordan Severt, Rice offensive line commit Calvin Anderson, and offensive lineman Will Copa, who holds a handful of offers.

Making his case this season to join his teammates in continuing to college ball is receiver Patrick Elliott, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound athlete who has displayed good hands and an ability to get to the ball.

"I think one of my greatest strengths on the field is that I try to know what's always happening on the field. There are multiple receiver positions, and I take pride in knowing every one on the field, just in case you need to get thrown in during a play or something crazy happens during the game," said Elliott.

In addition to catching, Elliott has taken it upon himself to help the offense in other ways.

"Another thing I've really been working on is my blocking; receivers go under the radar when it comes to blocking, and I try to block a lot to help our offense gain yards," he said.

Elliott, who is nearing 300 receiving yards this season, also credits his on the field chemistry with Severt.

"I'm pretty lucky with Jordan being my quarterback. He's been throwing me the ball for four years now and he's one of my best friends off the field. We've had so many practices together and we're good at thinking the same thing on the fly, which pays off," he said.

Severt is hearing from the Ivy League, including Princeton, but did say that he hopes to stay in Texas.

"I've lived here all my life and I couldn't picture leaving. Jordan is going to SMU and that would be so cool to be able to go there, too, or even to an academic school like Rice. I grew up a fan of the Longhorns, but I'm staying realistic," he said.

Elliott and the Chaparrals face Austin Bowie this Friday night.

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