The 2007 recruiting class, like any other class, has a few surprises in sometimes an athlete might get over looked for one reason or another. Teams pursuing an athlete that can help their program would be best served by not over looking Kyle Elliott, a big burly quarterback from Cress kill high school in New Jersey.
Elliott has prototype size and speed colleges drool over. At 6' 4"-220 lbs and running a cool 4.6 forty, he is athletic enough to create plays inside or out of the pocket. He can also launch a football upwards of 70 yards.
At the recent Rutgers football camp, Elliott felt he was overshadowed by Rutgers recruit and one of scouts' top athletes DC Jefferson. Elliot was not a big name coming into camp but once he threw that ball 70 yards and ran the forty in the 4.6 range some of the coaches took notice and requested to see him make certain throws.
The football field is not the only venue where Elliott excels. Unlike most quarterbacks whose other sport is baseball and they are a pitcher, Elliott excels on the wrestling mat. Last year, he claimed the district championship in the 215 weight class. His accomplishments on the mat were enough to receive letters of interest from almost all the Big 10 schools. As his third sport, Elliott is a record holder at Cresskill high school for the javelin. Elliott made 1st team all-county and 3rd team all-state and have heard from teams such as Iowa, Rutgers, Boston College and Michigan State for his abilities in track & field.
Elliott's childhood favorite teams were the University of Miami and Boston College, but he considers himself open at the moment and has no problem leaving the state to pursue a college career and obtain a degree in marketing.
Last year, Cresskill HS lost to the eventual state champion Pagoda for the non public championship after getting into the playoffs with a 7-3 record. Elliott completed 58% of his passes last year throwing for over 1600 yards with 12 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. In defense, he accounted for 44 tackles and 5 sacks from his linebacker position.
Elliott feels comfortable at all 3 schools that he camped at over the last 2 years Rutgers, Boston College and Virginia. Other schools in the mix are Maryland, who has sent coaches to see him play and have requested video tapes. Connecticut is another suitor which Elliott feels best fits his style because of their track and football combo along with the education they offer him. Elliott hopes to take another unofficial visit in the upcoming weeks to Connecticut to get a better feel for the campus.