Talked with the coaches at OSU

Athletes. Mike Riley has made it clear that securing athletes will be a recruiting priority every year. It provides the staff with versatility, improves special teams, and lets the players find their niche. Kevin Ellision of Redondo Union High fits the athletic definition perfectly as he excels on both sides of the ball.

The versatile athlete ran for 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns as a tailback earning first team All-CIF Division IV honors for his performance on the offensive side of the ball.  He also recorded 95 tackles, 8 for loss, two sacks and a pair of interceptions at safety.

“This year I’d like to rush for 2,000 yards but most importantly, I want to make it farther in CIF," said Ellison who is the younger brother of current OSU safety Keith Ellison.  "We keep losing early in the playoffs, and I want to go farther.”

Early on, Ellison is hearing from Oregon, Oklahoma, USC, Colorado, Nebraska and Northwestern, as well as UCLA, though he has no offers to date. He has spoken to the coaches at Oregon State as well.

“We’ve talked about playing in college together, it would be pretty cool, but it’s not going to be my number one decision when I choose,” said Ellison, who says he is wide open right now. “I’m in no hurry to make my decision. I am going to take my time, and be comfortable with who I decide on.”

Ellison is familiar with the recruiting process since his brother has been through the process twice.  “Keith never really talked about what happened with San Diego State (he left after his freshman year, transferring to El Camino College) but he told me that after while, the process just gets tedious," Ellison said. "He told me to do what I feel comfortable doing.”

The California native stated he would like to take all five of his trips, but if the right offer came along, he could end it. “I could end up committing if I felt the situation was right, but I think I am going to wait it out,” he said.

For the summer, Ellison plans on doing the camp circuit, getting started this weekend at the Nike Combine at East L.A. College, then the Stanford and Oregon Nike Camps this summer. In addition, he plans to attend the UCLA and USC camps.

Ellison has a 3.0 GPA and scored a 1020 on his SAT, already qualifying him for college.

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