Auburn and Georgia Tech are the co-leaders for Jay Ellison, one of the state’s top defensive tackles.
The 6-foot-1, 280-pounder from Harris County High School also has South Carolina and Ole Miss on his shortlist.
“Right now, it’s really between Auburn and Georgia Tech,” Ellison told the AJC. “Right now, they are fighting it out for the one spot with me.”
What does Ellison like about Georgia Tech? “I really like the coaches and players. I like the defensive line coach [Andy McCollum], and all the coaches really … it’s like a great atmosphere when I go up there, especially for the games.”
And Auburn? “It’s the same thing. I have a great connection with the coaches. And the players, like Gabe Wright and Jeffrey Whitaker, they welcome me like I’m part of the family.”
This past weekend, Ellison made an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech for the blowout win over Virginia. He got to hang out with some of the team’s freshmen, including Pat Gamble, Lynn Griffin and D.J. White. “It was a great game,” Ellison said. “I thought it was going to be closer, but Georgia Tech really came out and put it to them.”
This weekend, Ellison will make a recruiting trip to Auburn.
And after that? Ellison has not set up any official visits but said he plans to take all five. He has not set a date for his college decision.
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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