Hillside (North Carolina) running back Jamal Elliott—who is the No. 15 back in the 2018 class—has received over 20 offers. His latest offer, from the University of Oregon, can be described as a “dream offer”.
“In my eyes, it’s my best offer,” Elliott told The Oregonian. “Growing up, Oregon was a school I always liked. Of course, it was my dream. For me to have Oregon, it’s a dream come true.”
Blessed to receive an offer from The University Of Oregon pic.twitter.com/AMg3mJO10a— Jamal Elliott (@jamalelliott) March 21, 2017
Elliott announced Tuesday via Twitter that he received the offer from the Ducks’ co-offensive coordinator and run game coordinator, Mario Cristobal.
Saying Oregon is his “dream offer” is certainly saying something, considering the offers Elliott received before it. The back has received offers from schools like LSU, Louisville, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The nation’s No. 5 all-purpose back announced via Twitter that Oregon, Tennessee and Virginia Tech—in no particular order—are in his top-3. The Ducks’ facilities and style of play are some of the reasons why Oregon made Elliott’s top-3.
“I like the style of play,” Elliott said. “I think the style of play fits me best. I’m a versatile all-purpose back, so I just feel like I fit perfectly with Oregon.”
Looking at Elliott’s film, he certainly fits the Oregon mold of running backs. Elliott’s playing style resembles former Ducks, Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony Thomas.
Elliott will visit Virginia Tech on April 8, Tennessee on April 22 and will make his way to Oregon on April 29. According to multiple reports, Elliott doesn’t have a timeable on when he will commit, but hopes to make a decision sooner rather than later.
Oregon April 29— Jamal Elliott (@jamalelliott) March 22, 2017
Last season, Elliott carried the ball 83 times for 800 yards and nine touchdowns in five games for Hillside. He also averaged 8.3 yards per carry and 136.8 yards per game.
Currently, Oregon is still looking for its first commit of the 2018 class.