One of the top under the radar prospects in Ohio could see late interest from Michigan State. We check in with running back Morgan Ellison.

One of the top performers over the past few months has been Pickerington (Ohio) Central running back Morgan Ellison. With great performances at two NIKE+ Football The Opening Regionals, Ellison has seen interest rise despite the fact he missed his junior season. Could Michigan State be a team taking a hard look at Ellison?

A few years ago Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans found gold in Central Ohio late in the recruiting process with an under the radar running back named Le’Veon Bell.

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Could the Spartans be looking at another under the radar back late in the Class of 2017?

There is a chance Pickerington (Ohio) Central running back Morgan Ellison could hear more from the Spartans in the next few months following a lost junior season that saw injury and a transfer completely stop him from having the film major college programs wanted to see.

“Michigan State wanted me to come up for one of their camps,” said Ellison.  “However, I was unable to get up there due to family commitments.  I’m kind of talking with them now, but like several other schools, they are wanting to see some film from this season before getting too serious.

“I’m hoping to have a great start as we open the season at Nippert Stadium at the University of Cincinnati against Cincinnati Elder.”

Despite two overall MVP performances at NIKE+ Football The Opening Regional events, Ellison did not receive an invite to The Opening Final.

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“I did what I could do and can only control what I can control,” he said.  “Some of the other guys have said I should be there.  But it is what it is.”

As for interest in the Spartans, Ellison said he’s got interest and that an offer from Mark Dantonio would be a great accomplishment.

“If Michigan State offered me, I would be honored,” he continued.  “They are one of the top programs in the Big Ten I’m hoping to go up with my family for a visit soon or for a game this season.”

While growing up in the shadows of Ohio State football, Ellison stressed he’s not like many in Central Ohio.

“I didn’t grow up a fan of any one team,” he said.  “I’m just a big fan of college football.  So I don’t have a favorite team.”

With a handful of offers already from a few Mid-American Conference programs, Ellison has already seen a few teams pushing for a commitment.

Will Michigan State offer?

Spartan Digest will continue to check back with Ellison on if the Spartans move forward in the coming months.

 


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