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South's 16th-ranked 2018 RB Jamal Elliott holds nearly 20 scholarship offers

Four-star Durham (N.C.) Hillside running back Jamal Elliott continues to be one of the most sought-after running backs in his class and spoke with Scout about his recruitment.

Jamal Elliott continues to attract interest from college programs across the country.

Wisconsin was the latest to offer.

"The offer means a lot," said the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Elliott. "They run the ball well and have a tradition of great running backs and sending them to the NFL. Hopefully, I can visit sometime this spring. I want to learn more about the academics and see if I feel at home.

"(Running backs) coach (John) Settle seems like a cool coach and I'm looking forward to getting to know him better. I'm excited about talking to him and meeting the whole coaching staff when I visit."


Elliott's most recent visit was Virginia Tech

"Everything went well and I loved the visit," Elliott said. "They're a program on the rise, the coaches are cool and it's close to home. My favorite part was hanging in the player's lounge. They're one of the schools recruiting me the hardest.

"I was able to talk to (defensive line) coach (Charley) Wiles, who's recruiting me, and coach (Justin) Fuente. It felt great that all the coaches knew my name when I got there. I also spoke with (running backs) coach (Zohn) Burden and he's cool. He told me they need running backs and said I'd be a perfect fit for their offense. They showed a lot of love."

One of next visits likely be Duke.

"I'm planning to go up on Feb. 9 for the basketball game against North Carolina," Elliott said. "It's obviously my hometown school, so I know a lot about the program. I'm just looking forward to having a good time.

"I talk with (running backs) coach (Re'quan) Boyette the most and he's always honest with me. I like him a lot and he wants me to stay home. Along with Virginia Tech, they're recruiting me hardest."

Elliott does not have a timeline for his decision.

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