Donte Elliott Talks Boston College Commitment

Alief Taylor QB Donte Elliott pulled the commitment trigger in favor of Boston College and Scout/TPI caught up with him to learn more about the 6-foot-1, 185-pound signal caller, why he opted for the Eagles ("June 28, 2007") over the rest of his suitors, plus we grabbed his stat packages on both offense as well as defense, and more.

Donte Elliott who measures 6-foot-1, 185-pound and clocks forty times in the 4.52 forty times has the mobility colleges are shopping for more than ever, not to mention the NFL is too. Having said that B.C. head mean Jeff Jagodzinski and company recruited Elliott to play at another position.

"Boston College wants me to play safety," Elliott sharing pertinent recruiting info said.

So what was it about the Eagles that had the Alief Taylor QB ending the suspense early?

"I committed to Boston College because they are a Top 20-program that is up-and-coming with a chance to be a Top 10 program," Elliott told TPI. "Plus, it's a nice place with a nice combination of excellent football and academics. And, the coaches are cool."

The Greater Houston Area passer had offers from Rice and Kansas before choosing Boston College instead. And, he probably would have added a few more had Elliott kept his name on the block a while longer…

During his junior campaign Elliott saw action at quarterback the first five games before moving to the other side of the ball, logging snaps the last six games at strong safety and outside linebacker.

Let's take a look at his stat package below…

JR Season Stat Package (@QB): "(In just 5 games) I had 81 carries, 359 yards rushing, 1 TD and 431 yards passing, 2 TDs and completed 35 of 64 passes."

JR Season Stats Package (@SS/OLB): "(In just six games) I had 25 tackles, 3 PBUs, 1 FF."

Senior Season Stats: "(First two games) I have a total of 81 yards rushing, 1 TD, 201 yards passing, 4 TDs."

More Notes/Numbers to Consider…

Weight Room Numbers: "265 Bench, 235 Incline, 270 Power Clean, 400 Squat."

Academics: "3.2/3.3 GPA; 950 SAT."

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