Jordan Elliott Goes Blue
Despite a bad loss to Ohio State, Michigan secured a commitment from Houston (Texas) Westside senior defensive tackle Jordan Elliott. The three-star prospect is ranked as the No. 28 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 52 player in Texas. Elliott announced his decision via Twitter shortly after U-M's loss to Ohio State.
The 6-5, 300-pound player is commitment No. 22 thus far of Michigan in 2016, and the fourth defensive lineman (four-star Carlo Kemp, four-star Ron Johnson, two-star Rashad Weaver).
Posting pictures of himself with head coach Jim Harbaugh and numerous defensive position coaches, Elliott explained his decision to dawn the Maize and Blue:
"After extensive research and after sitting down with my family to look at all possible scenarios," he wrote in the tweet, "I have made my final decision to further my education and football career at the University of Michigan!!
"I have felt this way for some time now and I am truly excited to make it known.
"In my heart, I know that Michigan is the place for me. Time to work - Go Blue."
Elliott had led on earlier in the week that he was thinking about committing and after spending the afternoon surrounded by 111,000 people, he pulled the trigger. Elliott chose the Wolverines over many schools including Alabama, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, TCU, and USC, among others.