Dallas running back has Navy offer

In Big D, Nahson Ellerbe put on a show during his junior season at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound rusher also has the grades to go with his athleticism and has the attention of most of the top academic universities in the country. Ellerbe spoke with GoMids.com on his recruiting heading into spring ball and his relationship with Navy.

"I was notified about the Navy offer by Coach Yokitis with a message of Facebook," Ellerbe said. "This was about two months ago. He said they'd were very interested in meeting me in person and would be coming out to visit me soon during spring practice. He mentioned that my film showed speed, athleticism, and explosiveness, things of that nature. He did say that I was versatile too in being able to run and catch the ball out of the backfield.

"I'm very excited about the offer. Yes, definitely. I see football as an opportunity to get a great education and the education you receive at Navy is outstanding."

Ellerbe rushed for more than 1,800 yards with 30 rushing touchdowns and had 665 receiving with eight touchdowns for the Trojans of Trinity Christian Academy. He also added two touchdowns via kick return. For his efforts during the 2013 season, Ellerbe was named TAPPS Division 1 Offensive Player of the Year with first team All-State honors.

His early offers are from Cornell, Harvard, Liberty, Navy, and Rice and has been in contact with Cal, Baylor, Duke, Northwestern, SMU, Vanderbilt, and most of the Ivy Leagues.

"So far, I've been to a spring practice at Rice and made a visit to Harvard," he said. "Ideally, I'd like to have my college decision made by the beginning of my senior year. I'm looking for a good environment where I'm comfortable with the coaches and the people there. My top priority is academics. I want a degree I can be proud of either in Engineering or Business Finance. I'm going to try to get on as many campuses as I can and do some camps this summer, so hopefully after it's over I'll be closer to making my decision."

At the moment, Ellerbe says he doesn't have any favorites, but says he's had several teammates go on to Ivy League colleges in the past few years and will be certainly giving those schools a close look himself. Last season, he led the Trojans to a 9-4 record and a berth in the TAPPS Division 1 semifinals.

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