More Visits for USF Commit

Although says he is pretty solid to USF, a school he gave his commitment to in late December, Ocala (FL) Vanguard tight end Elkanah 'Kano' Dillon says he will take officials to Kentucky and Wisconsin before signing day.

Ocala (FL) Vanguard tight end Elkanah Dillon maintains he is committed to South Florida, excited about the direction of the program and having the opportunity to play early.

But with such a big decision impacting his life, Dillon wants to be absolutely sure, which is why he is scheduling more visits with signing day less than three weeks away.

"I am pretty solid with USF," Dillion said. "I just want to explore my options. I want to go to places and see what it's like before I just decide. If I have a chance to explore my options, I want to do that."

With that thought in mind, the 6-5, 225-pound tight end, who committed to the Bulls Dec.30, says he is taking an official visit to Kentucky Jan.24 and to Wisconsin Jan.31. Both schools had offered him previously.

The three-star Dillon – rated the No.39 tight end in the country by Scout.com - has been interested in the Wildcats since they jumped in the picture in December, and likes the direction the program is heading.

"They have a pretty good recruiting class and they've been giving me a lot of support," said Dillon. "The new coaching staff is assembling a really good class, so that's kind of cool."

The interest in Wisconsin has been there for Dillon since the Badgers offered him, along with wide receiver teammate Natrell Jamerson, in late October. Jamerson committed to Wisconsin in late November and both are being recruited by wide receiver coach Chris Beatty, who Dillon says will likely stop by his school next week.

"Me and (Jamerson) are real close friends," said Dillon. "He talks to me about going up there, but not a lot."

First starting to play football in 10th grade, Dillon spent the offseason adding between 15-20 pounds to his frame, turning him from a lanky 205-pound prospect to a 220-pound athletic athlete, helping him finish the year with 45 catches for 596 yards and six touchdowns.

"I really improved this year in blocking," said Dillon. "I got more physical than I was my junior year. Originally I didn't even notice the weight game. It just felt natural."

Dillon plans to make a final decision following his Wisconsin official, hopefully on signing day.


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