Greg Powers

Jordan Elliott has three official visits in mind

One of the biggest needs annually for USC is quality defensive linemen and Houston (Texas) four-star Jordan Elliott is a prospect the Trojans are circling in on for an official visit.

Houston (Texas) four-star defensive tackle Jordan Elliott recently de-committed for the second time this year.

The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Army All-American was originally committed to Baylor, and just over the summer, committed to Houston. Now Elliott has re-opened his recruitment and is looking forward to another trip to Los Angeles.

“I’m thinking I’ll visit USC in November or December some time,” said Elliott. “Right now I’m really focused more on my team and my season than recruiting. I’m saving the recruiting stuff for November-December after the season.

“I might come out the week before the UCLA game because that’s the week of my birthday. I’m planning on making my decision at the All-American game, so those two months are really when I’m going to take the time to make the right choice.”

Elliott made it out to Los Angeles for the USC Rising Stars Camp in June. It was his first time seeing USC and the city of Angels made a big impression.

“It’s real nice, especially the weather,” said Elliott. “ I love L.A. It’s a lot different than Houston.

“We went to Hollywood and saw the Sunset Strip. It’s different and there are a lot more people out there.”

Elliott remains in constant contact with USC defensive line coach Chris Wilson. Elliott played defensive end at the Rising Stars Camp, which gave him a good feel for the Trojans' 3-4 hybrid defensive scheme.

“We talk a lot about football and the position they want me to play,” said Elliott. “We’re just building on our relationship.

“Their defense feels natural. Playing defensive end is something I’d like to do. I really liked their defense.”

Elliott teamed up with Lakeland (Fla.) four-star defensive tackle Keyshon Camp at Rising Stars. Camp committed to USC before the season, but Elliott will wait things out and see how the Trojans finish the year.

“I like the explosiveness USC shows,” said Elliott. “It’s nice to have a great offense because it helps your defense out. I haven’t had a chance to see the defense much the past two weeks, but only allowing 15 points in the last two games is pretty good.”

While Elliott will wait to take official visits, he does already have some destinations penciled in.

“I know I’m going to see USC, Michigan and Texas,” said Elliott. “Those three schools I’ll visit, and then UCLA has been on me pretty hard lately too. I’m just going to see how things play out, but those three schools I’ll take trips to for sure.”


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