More Husky love from Puyallup?

Cody Ellis is a 6-0, 170-pound athlete from Puyallup, Washington, and Puyallup has been a real pipeline for the University of Washington. Billy Joe Hobert, the Huards and Todd Elstrom are just four of many players that have matriculated from Puyallup to UW. Is it in the cards that another Viking makes the trek to Montlake? Cody Ellis hopes so.

"It's going pretty good so far," Ellis told of his season. He has 27 catches for 621 yards and 13 touchdowns overall through 5 games. He's not surprised the Vikings are playing well at 4-1. "I think it's just the whole team," he said. "We were all juniors last year. Things were really fast and big, but this year things are a lot slower. Holes are opening up. It's just a lot more comfortable out there. I think my receiving is a lot better - my hands, my routes."

College coaches are also suitably impressed with Ellis' athleticism and sub-4.4 speed. "They say they like my speed and athleticism," he said. "They put me on either side of the ball. I'm liking receiver right now, but it doesn't really matter. Everyone is recruiting me as a receiver but U-Dub. They have me as a cornerback."

UW, Oregon, Oregon State, Montana, Portland State, Nevada are the main schools calling Cody right now, with Cal also expressing a little interest. He currently has offers from Portland State and Eastern Washington. "Oregon's actually called and wants to set up a visit but I haven't set up anything yet," he said.

Cody recently talked to Washington Head Coach Rick Neuheisel. That was a signal, according to him. "Mostly (Randy) Hart, but Coach Neuheisel's called," he said. "He said that his coaches have been to my game and they've been really impressed. They like what they've seen, keep up the good work...stuff like that. He said that they would like to see me in purple and gold. It's more exciting getting a call from Neuheisel. When Neuheisel calls, that shows they are more interested. At least that's what I think. It was more exciting, obviously."

Cody would love to keep the Viking-Husky pipeline alive and flowing. "U-Dub is my favorite school," he said. "If they offered, I would be a Dawg. If not, Oregon."

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