Orangebloods across the globe, make no mistake, are now beginning to understand the appeal of the kid who was quietly cruising under the proverbial D-I radar till his Texas commitment. Just the other day, Ellis grabbed a Texas Nike combine MVP award the South Grand Prairie D-lineman said he measured 6-3, 244 (and ran a 4.75 forty, not to mention a ridiculous 4.25 20 yard-shuttle time).
"I wasnt expecting anything, really," said a very humble Ellis. "Someone came up to me and said I was the MVP."
But the kid isnt yet finished with the combine/camp circuit. He wants a shot to win an U.S. Army All-American nomination/selection by participating in the Scout.com invite-only May 22nd event at Baylor.
Only top junior and sophomore prospects will be asked to attend. And Ellis is among the elite few to garner an invitation.
"Ill be there," he said.
The UT commit said the idea of playing in front of a national television audience (NBC) as a U.S. Army All-American would be all the reason/motivation in the world to hit the Scout.com Texas combine to show off his stuff.
Folks, this kid is committed ("Im a hundred percent committed to Texas") and still putting his talents on display. Of course, as we mentioned above, there is that one-week, expense-paid vacation to San Antone still on the table for the top 15-20 Lone Star State gamebreakers, and Ellis just may prove to be one of them.