A player we like the more we see him is Redondo Union (Calif.) athlete Kevin Ellison. Ellison was one of the top prospects at the recent Nike Camp in Oregon and also impressed at the USC senior camp on Monday.
Ellison, 6-1, 215 pounds is a very versatile player who could end up at safety or linebacker in college. He worked out with the defensive backs at both the NorCal and Eugene Nike Camps and worked out with the linebackers at USC's camp.
At Oregon, Ellison clocker a personal best 4.72 in the 40, 4.09 in the shuttle, jumped 27 inches in the vertical and did 26 reps on the bench. Much like he did at the Stanford Nike camp, Ellison was impressive in the position drills and was the top cover safety at both camps.
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With his size, it didn't surprise us to see Ellison working out at linebacker and he looked like a natural fit at the position. He definitely has the hitting ability and athleticism for the position and there's no doubt he has the frame to get bigger and stronger to play there at the college level.
Ellison had a big junior season earning League Defensive Player of the Year honors after totaling 90 tackles and also rushed for over 1,400 yards at running back.
"Oregon and Washington have both offered and are my top two right now," Ellison said. "I also like USC, Oregon State and UCLA, that's my top five. Oregon State has also offered, my older brother Keith signed there last year. I'm not sure what USC's plans are for me, if they decided to offer me, they would definitely be my leader but for now, I like the Ducks and Huskies quite a bit."