Robert was expecting big things for his senior year, but things have not quite gone as planned.
"We are 0-2. Our
offensive line is young. We graduated everybody last year. I am bigger than a
couple of them, so we are a little undersized, but they are trying their best,
giving it their all. I just have to make more plays for us this season. We played
Shannon last night. I had 7 rushes for 65 yards. We lost 28-8," added the
always humble Robert Elliott.
How did Shannon's Darrius Young perform in
"He scored 3 TD's. Darrius did real good. They are a 4A
school, and we are a 2A school. We were down 14-8 at half-time, so we are improving."
fared a little better in the season opener.
"I had 11 rushes for 121
yards against Houston, but we got beat down pretty good. We lost 38-6."
will Robert and the rest of his teammates have to do to turn the season around?
just have to get back to practice and work hard. We have a tough team to play
Friday against Nettleton, but I think our guys are going to work hard this week
and improve as a team. I know I still have a lot of room for improvement too."
Elliott had a few callers on September 1st, the first day the colleges were allowed
to place calls to the prospects.
"I did not talk to anyone, but a
lot of them called. Alabama, MSU, Ole Miss, USM. They all called."
committed to the Rebels on February 3rd and that commitment still stands firm.
get a lot of people asking me if I am solid with Ole Miss, but nothing has changed,
I am still solid with my commitment. I just like how much they wanted me to come
over there and how they treat their players. Their coaching staff really sold
Elliott stated in the Spring that he had scheduled official visits
with FSU and MSU, in addition to Ole Miss, but the dates are no longer set.
have not set up my visits yet, but I will probably still take all five of my visits."
high school players got a chance to take in some college practices during preseason
camps, but Robert was not one of them.
"I was too busy getting ready
for our season. I wanted to be a team leader over here, so I needed to be going
over everything with my guys."
Will Elliott have the chance to take
in any college games?
"I have not attended any games yet, but I am
going to Oxford on Sunday. I can not wait to see everybody over there. I know
their coaches and players are fired up. It should be a great game."
has a 2.9 Core GPA.
Robert Elliott copes with frustrating times
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