An early four-star on Scout, 2016 DeMatha (Md.) Catholic wide receiver Tino Ellis figures to be a very highly coveted prospect across the country.
Already holding offers from Maryland, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Rutgers, Hawaii, and Old Dominion, Ellis is waiting for things to heat up with Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines.
“That’s huge for him to end up at Michigan cause he went there as a player and a student so he knows what it takes to get through Michigan,” Ellis said. “It’s great that he has the NFL experience and he’s going to do well with the program there.”
“I really haven’t been in contact with them since Brady Hoke has been removed,” added Ellis.
Familiar with several players already on Michigan’s roster, Ellis plans to see Ann Arbor sooner than later.
“I want to visit this spring,” added Ellis.
Standing 6-foot-1, 180-pounds, Ellis plays both sides of the ball for DeMatha but says he prefers to play offense at the next level.
“Things went well at receiver,” Ellis said. “I caught seven touchdowns and went for 35 receptions this season. It was a great season and we won our championship and got the job done.”
Having already taken visits to Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland and Rutgers, Ellis will look to take more trips this off-season.
Regardless, the primary focus for Ellis right now is improving his skill set as a pass catcher.
“Basically just perfecting my craft and trying to be a better overall receiver and working on the small things,” he said.
Ellis is also being courted by the current national champion Ohio State Buckeyes.
“I talked to Ohio State yesterday, Coach Meyer,” Ellis said. “He told me he wanted to come to the campus and take a visit and he loves how I play at safety and wide receiver.”