Ellison hearing from elite programs

Junior cornerback Daivon Ellison of Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep explains what programs have been showing him the most interest lately, and specifically, what he likes about the Irish.

Junior cornerback Daivon Ellison of Ramsey (N.J.) has yet to pick up his first offer, but don't let that fool you about the type of interest he's receiving from football programs.

"I'm hearing the most from Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Miami, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Florida and Clemson right now," Ellison said. "Notre Dame just started showing some interest, too. Every school has said they want to see film from my first few games, so they can evaluate me more."

Ellison said the interest from the Irish so far has been primarily through the mail, but he plans to get in contact with the coaching staff in the near future.

"I just received eight or nine letters from Notre Dame," Ellison said. "I haven't had a chance to read them all because they all came at once. One of their coaches, I'm not sure which one, followed me on Twitter and told me to contact him."

Ellison played one year of football with current Irish safety Elijah Shumate at Don Bosco.

"I know that Notre Dame is a great school," Ellison said. "(Former teammate) Elijah Shumate talks to me about how much he likes it there. He has all good things to say about Notre Dame, and that has left an impression."

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound defensive back highlighted a few parts of his game, most notably his natural athleticism.

"I have good ball skills and I have good speed to recover if the wide receiver were to ever beat me," Ellison said. "I have good hips, too."

Ellison has one visit planned for the fall, and that's to Ohio State the weekend of for the Buckeyes' game against Penn State.

"I want a place where I can feel at home," Ellison said. "Obviously, I want a good academic school and a good relationship with the coaching staff. I'm not sure about location, yet. I'm not sure if I want to go far away or stay close to home."

Ellison camped at Virginia Tech and Penn State this summer.

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