Virginia Tech was hoping to impress Bethel DE Chris Ellis on his official visit this past weekend.
According to Ellis, they did just that.
“It was nice,” said Ellis, who was hosted by best friend, former teammate, and current VT safety Jimmy Williams. “It was exactly what I needed – it was a very laid back trip. It ranks right up there as one of the best official visits.”
Ellis would not name a leader following the trip, however he said he probably will not take his previously scheduled visit to NC State this weekend.
“I didn’t commit,” said Ellis. “Of course I thought about it, but there was no pressure to commit or anything. I don’t think I’m going to NC State now. I’m going to take this week to not think about anything, sit down with my parents on Sunday or Monday, and come up with a decision. Right now, all of the schools are even until I sit down and think about it. I’ll have a press conference on signing day.”
The official visit started on Friday, when Ellis flew up to Blacksburg with two Phoebus High School standouts.
“I flew up on Friday with Xavier [Adibi] and DJ Parker,” said Ellis. “We all went out on Friday night and spent some time with my host, who was of course Jimmy Williams. Saturday was all about academics. My favorite part of the trip was Sunday, when I spent time with the position coach. We talked for like two hours and we were really getting into it – reviewing film and everything.”
As far as Ellis knows, no one committed this past weekend. According to Ellis, key state recruit Chase Anastasio did not commit either, however was impressed with the Virginia Tech visit.
“I know neither Xavier or myself committed,” said Ellis. “Chase Anastasio didn’t commit either, although he really had a good time down there. Virginia Tech really needs receivers also, so I think he felt really comfortable.”
From the sound of things, the visit went as well as the Hokies could have hoped without gaining commitments. It looks like his decision will come down to the two in-state schools, however Ellis really feels comfortable with Virginia Tech. In my opinion, the Hokies may be a slight favorite at the moment.
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