Elleby Battles The Best

While most of the players on hand for the Shrine Bowl invitation practice had their focus firmly planted on making the team, Greg Elleby just enjoyed the opportunity to be on the football field.

"It feels good – I haven't been out there in so long," said Elleby. "A lot of good players out there, but I compare to them good – real good. I've been going against Carl Johnson out there – he's a big dude, but I compare good with him."

When asked who won the Elleby versus Johnson trench battles, Elleby, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound defensive tackle from Tabor City (N.C.) South Columbus, immediately pointed to himself.

Although raw, Elleby was one of the more impressive defensive linemen in attendance. While playing undesirably upright, Elleby outmuscled most opposing offensive lineman throughout the day.

Elleby, who became North Carolina's second verbal pledge back in April, said his recruitment hasn't slowed one bit. After committing, N.C. State extended him his fourth scholarship offer – Virginia and Virginia Tech being the others.

Regardless, Elleby is firm in his commitment and is only concerned with his senior football season.

"I'm just focusing on my season," said Elleby. "I've been working hard in the weight room trying to get my football team right."

The Tar Heels' one-day camp is the only college camp Elleby will be attending this summer.

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