Jalen Elliott’s day at Virginia Tech’s camp this past Monday began with work with the quarterbacks. The 6’2”, 175-pound prospect finished out the morning at wide receivers. After lunch, Elliott worked with the defensive backs, impressing Hokies assistant Torrian Gray with his performance.
“They wanted me to go all over. Being able to do everything is kind of what my motto is. I want to be well-rounded,” Elliott said.
“Coach Torrian Gray really likes me at the defensive back positions. That’s probably where I’d play if I went to Virginia Tech, and I’d have no problem with that.”
Elliott, a rising junior, had a scholarship offer from Old Dominion in the fold prior to Tech’s camp. Monday afternoon, head coach Frank Beamer offered a scholarship as well.
“Very humbling,” Elliott said of the Tech offer. “It’s great.”
Both of Elliott’s parents attended Virginia Tech, a school he is very familiar with.
“I definitely have ties to Virginia Tech and I like it a lot. I really do like the campus,” said Elliott. “I’ve been there for basketball and different types of camps. I’ve walked the campus, saw where my parents met.”
Given Elliott’s connections, could a commitment to the Hokies come soon?
“I’m definitely going to take my time and enjoy the process, but they’ll definitely be in the top because they were one of my first few offers,” said Elliott.
Obviously a versatile player, Elliott showed off his athletic talents this past season at Hanover High School (Mechanicsville, VA). There, he saw action at quarterback and defensive back though he primarily played receiver. Elliott will attend L.C. Bird (Chesterfield, VA) this coming year and expects to be the Skyhawks’ starting quarterback.
“I look forward to doing whatever the defense gives me,” Elliott said.
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