CB Ellison Looking To Decide Soon

Daivon Ellison

Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco cornerback Daivon Ellison is close to a decision, and he broke down which schools remain in the hunt.

There was a time Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco cornerback Daivon Ellison was going to commit in August, but he said a change in those plans is likely.

The 5-foot-9, 180-pound Eillson is speaking with Syracuse, Boston College, Rutgers and Penn State, and plans to camp at Stanford later this month, but his recruitment could end soon.

He and Monmouth Junction (N.J.) South Brunswick running back Dontae Strickland are talking about going to school together, and both could be at Syracuse this weekend. Strickland is slated to be there Saturday, and Ellison may visit Sunday, which would be his first trip there.

"I hear Syracuse is a prestigious school, and I know it's a big basketball school also," Ellison said. "I always wanted to go to Syracuse because of that when I was younger. I hear the academics are great, there are terrific connections and things like that. It's a really good campus overall."

Syracuse hired assistant coach Bobby Acosta in the winter, and he brought strong ties to New Jersey high schools. He is recruiting Ellison, and the two get along well.

"He's a really cool guy, and he's really funny," Ellison said. "I like the fact he's a family guy and he cares about the players."

While Syracuse is doing very well with Ellison, and a decision could come shortly, others schools are also keeping tabs on him.

Penn State cornerbacks coach Terry Smith and assistant Ricky Rahne are both in contact with Ellison, who is contemplating camping with the Nittany Lions.

"They like the way I play and (they say) I'm a great kid," Ellison said. "They want to see how the summer plays out.

"I think they're good people. They definitely keep it real with me. They have shown me a lot of love. They want to see my growth and how I start my senior year."

One place Ellison will camp is Boston College. Don Bosco travels there each June to camp as a team, and Ellison understands why.

"It reminds me a lot of Bosco," he said. "The campus is very relaxed, and outside of the campus there are a lot of really good places to eat at, which is really important."

As for Rutgers, Ellison said he continues to speak with assistant coach Anthony Campanile and secondary coach Darryl Wilson.

"They want me to come down to campus a lot more and watch their guys work out," Ellison said. "I do want to make that happen, but I'm not sure when."

Ellison is slated to camp at Stanford June 19-21, but he added he hasn't spoken to Cardinal staff in a few months.

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