Jaylen Ellis has been committed to Baylor since June 15, 2017.
Baylor 3-star WR commit breaks down plans to officially visit Michigan
Round Rock (Texas) Cedar Ridge 2019 3-star WR Jaylen Ellis is considering other schools – including Michigan.
Growing up, Jaylen Ellis’ mom loved the Michigan Wolverines.
Now, her son is gearing up to take an official visit, despite having been committed to play collegiate football for Baylor since June 15, 2017.
The Round Rock (Texas) Cedar Ridge 2019 four-star wide receiver is unsure of the exact date he will be in Ann Arbor.
“I actually don’t know,” Ellis said. “It’ll be something during my season for sure.”
Ellis has two other official visits mapped out – Baylor and Oregon. He said the bond with the coaches at Michigan is keeping him interested in the Wolverines.
“The coaches from Michigan hit me up all the time,” Ellis said. “It’s just a welcoming feeling.”
Ellis knows former Michigan linebacker Jonas Mouton, who led the Big Ten Conference in tackles for the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. He was picked in the 2nd round (No. 61 overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.
“He told me it’s the place to be and they would treat me like family,” Ellis said of Mouton’s interpretation about Michigan.
On May 7, Michigan tight ends coach Sherrone Moore went down to Cedar Ridge High School and stumbled upon Ellis. After the three-star prospect made some impressive plays, the scholarship offer was put out on the table.
“Coach Moore came to my practice and watched me,” he added. “I made a couple of big plays and also a one-handed catch. And, boom, I was offered.”
Once Ellis earned his offer from Michigan, he was excited to tell his mother.
“My mom liked Michigan growing up, so I knew I would love it. She just always watched them and for some reason likes them. So, I felt if I got the offer she would be very excited.”
In the 2017 season, Ellis caught 56 passes for 1,248 yards and 14 touchdowns. He played for Team Overdrive at The Opening Finals in Frisco, Texas.
Ellis is ranked No. 535 in the nation, No. 69 at his position and No. 60 in Texas, according to 247Sports Composite.