Robert Elliott: A Recruiting Update

Okolona High School's Robert Elliott,'s 10th ranked running back in the nation, talks recruiting.

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Although he's an Ole Miss commitment, Robert is still considering a couple of other schools - Florida State and Mississippi State. He has visits scheduled to both schools in January.

"I'm visiting Florida State January 19th and Mississippi State the next weekend," said Robert, who officially visited Ole Miss in early December.

Robert explained what he likes about each school.

Ole Miss - "I like everything about the coaching staff at Ole Miss. They recruit really well."

Florida State - "Florida State has great tradition in football and they are winning games. They just came off a big bowl game win. I like that about them."

Mississippi State - "I like the atmosphere at Mississippi State. I feel like I'm at home down at Mississippi State."

When asked about his final decision, Robert said, "wherever I feel comfortable. I'll decide that by how I fit in when I go down for a visit. I'll going to look at the coaches and players, how they act and how I fit in with them."

Playing early will also factor into his decision, but no school appears to have an edge on that front.

"And wherever I can play early, but I think I can play early at any of them," said Robert.

Will Ole Miss be able to hang onto this talented young running back or will Florida State or Mississippi State be able to pull him away at the 11th hour? Keep it on to find out.

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