Elliott Will Name Final 5 After Season

With his senior football season taking precedence, John Elliott has placed recruiting on the backburner for the time being.

Elliott, a 6-foot-4 285-pound offensive tackle from East Meadow (N.Y.), is still considering the same seven schools – Boston College, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Rutgers, Virginia, and West Virginia – and isn't expected to narrow it down further until after the season.

"I'm thinking about [narrowing it down] every day, but honestly it doesn't matter until after my season because I'm not going to take any official [visits] until then," said Elliott. "I think [taking all five of my official visits] is the direction it's going, right now, but I'm not 100-percent sure."

So focused on his football season, Elliott hasn't even taken in a college game this fall. He has, however, kept tabs on his final seven schools through television and the internet.

"I'd be lying if I was saying I wasn't looking to see which teams are doing well," said Elliott. "But, I take a lot into consideration – if the team is playing younger players, what kind of football they play, and where the seniors and freshmen are on the offensive line. But, I don't take too much of it to heart.

"[If a team doesn't do well on the field] it won't eliminate them, but it will make me think differently about them."

Elliott was able to catch North Carolina's game against Rutgers.

"They started off a little slow, but I know they signed a good class last year and are signing a good one this year, so they have a lot of young players," said Elliott. "That game with Rutgers was pretty close in the beginning, but I guess they need to get a little more on track."

For East Meadow, Elliott starts at strong side offensive tackle and defensive tackle. Offensively, he has accumulated 25 pancake blocks as the Jets maintain a 4-0 record.

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