Well that was quick.
One day after de-committing from Virginia Tech, 2018 3-star athlete DeJuan Ellis announced his verbal pledge to stay with the Hokies.
Ellis initially committed to the Hokies last August as a quarterback. When Ellis first committed to Virginia Tech, he cited the opportunity to play quarterback at the next level as one of the prime reasons that he chose the Hokies.
Given the depth at the position moving forward, with Josh Jackson, Hendon Hooker, and A.J. Bush in the fold for at least the next two seasons, coupled with fellow 2018 quarterback Quincy Patterson staying solid on his commitment to Virginia Tech at the present time, it made some sense earlier this week when Ellis re-opened his recruiting process.
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In the tweet earlier this week that was poised to open the recruiting cycle for Ellis for months to come, he cited that he wanted to be sought after as an athlete instead of as a quarterback, which was the driving factor behind his initial recruitment.
Ellis has since deleted the tweet about re-opening the process upon his re-commitment to Virginia Tech on Thursday night.
Given Ellis’ athleticism and speed, his announcement that he has changed his mind and will stay with the Hokies is welcomed news.
The 5’11” 165 lbs. Ellis will likely project as a receiver or defensive back when he arrives on campus ahead of the 2018 season, but given the youth on the offensive side of the football, the depth will most likely be on the defensive side of the ball prior to 2018.