For weeks Jordan Elliott hasn’t been shy about making his affinity for Michigan clear. The Houston (Tex.) Westside standout proclaimed the Maize & Blue his leader thanks in large part to his burgeoning relationship with Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison.
“The relationship he built with me and my mom and my coaches and everybody around me… he just takes the extra step,” Elliott said
When asked if the bond with Mattison was the strongest that he and his mom had with a coach, Elliott didn’t mince words.
“Yeah… that is,” he replied.
Elliott felt that connection despite never having taken a visit to Michigan before this weekend. Once he finally made his way to Ann Arbor not even a disappointing loss at the hands of Ohio State could stymie the overwhelming urge he felt to be a Wolverine.
He decided then and there to commit to Michigan and announced the news in a tweet.
“For the past several months I have cultivated relationships with both the UT staff as well as the Michigan staff,” Elliott wrote. “After extensive research and sitting down with my family to look at all possible scenarios I have made my final decision to further my education and my football career at the University of Michigan!! I have felt this way for quite some time now and I am truly excited to make it known. Coach Strong and Coach Vaughn, I am deeply sorry, but I do appreciate all the love you have shown me and my family. In my heart I know that Michigan is the place for me. Time to work. – Go Blue.”
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