Things have picked up as of late for 2016 Lake Marion defensive tackle Jabari Ellis since our first story with him a month ago. Schools have been showing interest and during that time he's picked up his first two scholarship offers. His latest came on Tuesday evening and he shared the news with us first.
"The University of Miami just offered me!" Ellis messaged us.
"It feels great man! South Carolina State offered me last week but the feeling of this one is great too. I was actually thinking about taking a visit to Miami this weekend but I don't know yet."
"Miami said that I'm everything that they are looking for in a player, a true Hurricane. He asked how many offers that I already have and I said one from South Carolina State. He said are you sure. He said now you have two congratulations!"
The Hurricanes are his second offer but Ellis was on campus with an SEC school over the weekend and he talked about his time there.
"I was at Georgia this weekend. They showed strong interest in me. I really liked the environment, the coaching staff, and just the whole atmosphere."
So what did the Bulldogs coaches say to Ellis?
"They loved my film! They said that I have nice size and good speed for my size too. They said that I'm a game changer."
During our initial interview with Ellis he said that he felt NC State and South Carolina could be the first ones to offer him. Have those programs remained in the mix for the 6'5 286 pound prospect during the past month with him grabbing his first two offers from other programs?
"Yes sir. NC State is coming to my school next week and South Carolina said they are coming to our spring practice."
We'll continue to track Ellis' recruitment as we anticipate other schools to start keying on him moving forward. So keep it right here for more updates with Ellis!
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