"I've been to LSU and
Ellis said that these are the only schools he's considering. "Yeah, it's just those. I'll finish my trips and then I'll decide soon after that. I probably won't wait until signing day."
Ellis has shown that he's one of the best on the
It's a pretty significant development – that UCLA would even have a chance with Ellis – since a few weeks ago he had dropped UCLA, when he knew the program was going through coaching problems. "I've always liked UCLA, but when I heard about the whole coaching thing it kind of disturbed me. But the new coach seems like he's a going to be a good coach, and he'll do allright there, so I'm going to give him a chance."
Has he spoken with Karl Dorrell yet? "It's the first thing I'm going to do when I get back from this game. I'm supposed to talk to him as soon as I get back home."
When asked if it was significant that the defensive line coach, Don Johnson, was retained on the UCLA staff, Ellis said, "That would be my position coach, and I had relationship with him, so that's good."
So, for Ellis, UCLA was out of it, but now has climbed back in and has a chance. "They definitely have a chance. I wouldn't say I have a leader at all right now, though. And I'd say UCLA has an allright chance. They are going to be a re-building team and all. But I'm definitely going to give them a chance. And I'll make my decision from there. I just want to finish taking all my trips and figure out where I fit in."