Elston holding Nebraska offer

Spring time is a busy time for Trae Elston. Elston, a standout cornerback from Oxford (Ala.) competes in four individual events in track and does relays. Because of track, and meets every Saturday, he's been unable to visit any schools so far. Teams though have taken notice of his ability and Elston is currently holding 25 offers so far.

Trae Elston is still waiting for spring break and it will be a needed rest. Track meets keep him going on Saturdays and when he's at a meet he's competing in a lot of events.

"Our spring break is later in April," Elston said. "I am running track right now. I am doing the 100m, 200m, triple jump and long jump. My best time in the 100m is 11.2. I either run anchor or the second leg in the 4x100m and I had a 22-second, 200m."

The 6-foot-0 and 170-pound Elston from Oxford (Ala.) hasn't made any trips to any schools this spring because of track. Beyond that he's not planning on attending any camps or combines either.

"I haven't been able to make any visits this spring because of track. We always have track meets on Saturday. I probably won't go to any camps or combines either. I will just be working out myself."

The lack of exposure to schools by not visiting hasn't hurt Elston's offer total. He says that he will be looking for early playing time, among other things, when it comes to picking out a school.

"I have about 25 offers. I really don't have a list of favorites. I am looking at early playing time, academics and what type of team it is; if it's more business or is it more of a family.

"Distance doesn't bother me and my decision. I am really looking at taking some official visits to some far away schools like to places like Oregon. It doesn't matter to me if I go to a school that's close or far away."

One of the first teams to step up with a verbal offer last year was Nebraska. The Huskers verbally offered Elston when he was a junior to be, but he still hasn't spoken personally to any of the staff. The Huskers are in touch with Elston's coach though.

"Nebraska offered me in February with a verbal. They were one of my first verbal offers. I haven't spoken to them personally, they usually call and talk to my coach.

"I really don't know a lot about them. I am going to do some more research on them and I am going to call all of the schools this summer. I would be interested in visiting them."


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