Redondo Beach (Calif.) Redondo Union standout Kevin Ellison is one of the defensive players in the West region. He's a high school safety who could easily make the move to linebacker in college because of his size and plus hitting ability.
Ellison, 6-1, 215 pounds is a very talented athlete who earned second team all-state honors as a junior after totaling 101 tackles on defense to go along with 1,402 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns as a running back.
Ellison attended Nike Camps at both Stanford and Oregon, working out with the defensive backs at both. His best numbers were a 4.72 in the 40, 4.09 in the shuttle, jumped 27 inches in the vertical and did 27 reps on the bench. He also looked very good in the position drills showing excellent cover skills for a big safety.
On the recruiting front, Ellison has the same four offers on the table as he did prior to the contact period.
"Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona and Washington have offered and those are my top four since they're showing the most interest," Ellison said. "All four have called this month along with USC, UCLA, Washington State, Stanford, Duke and Colorado State. I haven't set up any of my trips yet but I'll be doing that later in the season. Right now, my plan is to take all my visits before I make my decision."
As many know, Ellison's older brother Keith plays for Oregon State so you have to expect the Beavers will be in this one until the very end. Academically, Ellison is carrying a 3.0 GPA and scored a 1020 on the SAT.