Nike hosted another The Opening regional last weekend at Centreville High School in Clifton, Va., primed for kids in the Washington D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area. Recruits, including Virginia Tech commitment DeJuan Ellis, participated in drills, instructional work and 1-on-1 competitions.
Among the events was the Fastest Man competition, in which recruits see who can run the fastest 40-yard-dash. Ellis, who’s one of the fastest recruits on Virginia Tech’s board, won the competition with a 4.47 time.
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Ellis made the three-man final by running a 4.48-second qualifying time. 2020 running back Chris Tyree, who also has a Virginia Tech offer, qualified first with a 4.47, while 2018 athlete Anthony Lytton qualified with a 4.49.
Ellis committed to Virginia Tech in August 2016 and despite interest from other schools, seems firm with the Hokies. Ellis is being recruited to play quarterback, and is one of two quarterbacks committed in the Class of 2018. Quincy Patterson committed to the Hokies on Feb. 27.