Jabari Ellis, the No. 11 junior college defensive tackle in the Class of 2018, took his official visit to South Carolina this weekend.
A 3-star commitment from Georgia Military College, Ellis was joined by several of his classmates, plus two more targets who could be on the verge of joining them: 4-star cornerback Jaycee Horn and 3-star athlete Bryce Thompson.
“It was great,” Ellis said of the weekend. “It was really like an eye-opening experience. I mean, I already knew a lot about the program, but got to find out a little bit more.”
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The 6-foot-2, 280-pound prospect out of Lake Marion High School (Santee, S.C.) was most impressed with the beyond football presentation.
“They were telling us football can end at any moment, so you’ve got to have a plan and get the degree. Don’t be so focused on football and you don’t look at the bigger picture, so that meant a lot,” Ellis said.
Georgia Military grad Dennis Daley served as Ellis’ host for the weekend. Watching his ascent to the starting left tackle job was fun for Ellis, who will graduate in May.
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“That’s crazy to me, because me and Dennis went to Georgia Military together and to see him already at Carolina and playing, that kind of makes me look at how I’m going to be in a couple of more months,” Ellis said. “That’s crazy.”
Later this month, he’ll sign a National Letter of Intent with the Gamecocks, to make his five-month commitment official.
There’s a good chance, he thinks, that Horn will join him.
“I actually told him, ‘The opportunity is here, bro.’ We talked about that a little bit. I think he’s going to be a part of [the class],” Ellis said.
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