HONOLULU – D & # 39; Von Ellies He was born in the state of Hawaii and this is where he has revealed the next phase of his football career.
The four-star defensive tackle from Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh School announced his commitment to Penn State on Saturday night during the Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium, selecting the Nittany Lions on the USC finalist.
Ellies told 247Sports that his relationship with the coaches. Sean Spencer Y James Franklin They were key in his thought process.
"They had a lot to offer me and, as for the family atmosphere of the place, they made me feel at home," said Ellies. "As soon as I stepped onto the campus for the first time, I knew at that moment that they would take care of me throughout my career, no matter what happened to me, it feels good to know that my family can come to see my games. great and there is no comparison.
"Coach Franklin and Coach Spencer were crazy happy, Coach Spencer was very important in the process for us, he kept in constant contact with me and my family and really built that relationship. He made his presence known with his relationship with us. "
The 6-foot-2, 280-pound prospect said he is completely closing his recruitment process and will not make more official visits before the national signature day next month. He plans to enroll in May or June.
Ellies, who drilled his ticket to the Polynesian Bowl with a stellar performance in the combined and exhibition in Las Vegas last April, is the number 20 defensive tackle in the nation and the number 7 player in the state of Maryland for clbad 2019 , according to the 247Sports Composite clbadifications generated by the industry. The 16 votes in the crystal ball favored the Nittany Lions who were heading to the day of the decision.