Despite being committed to Baylor since June 15, 2017, senior three-star wide receiver Jaylen Ellis is interested in other schools.
Specifically, the Round Rock (Texas) Cedar Ridge prospect is focused on Michigan.
The 6-foot, 180-pound receiver has been recruited to play for the Wolverines by tight ends coach Sherrone Moore and wide receivers coach Jim McElwain. The duo hopes Ellis will be able to help spread the field and go over the top on Saturday’s at the Big House.
“The coaches from Michigan hit me up all the time,” Ellis said. “It’s just a welcoming feeling.”
Moore offered Ellis on May 7 and now, he is returning the favor with an official visit set for Sept. 8. On that date, Michigan will be squaring off against Western Michigan in its first home game of the season.
“I’m excited to just be in that big house environment,” he added.
Ellis plans to bring his mother, a life-long Michigan fan, on the trip to Ann Arbor.
“My mom liked Michigan growing up, so I knew I would love it,” Ellis said. “She just always watched them and for some reason likes them.”
Ellis also 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.
Going hand-in-hand with Muton, Ellis has a unique connection to former Michigan basketball star Ray Jackson, who is recruiting the three-star to join the Wolverines.
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. 547 in the nation, No. 67 at his position and No. 64 in Texas, according to 247Sports Composite.
He also plans to take official visits to Baylor and Oregon.