The mysterious "silent verbal", Ellison visited the school with Dontae Strickland and Daiquan Kelly back in June, and it was rumored he had committed on his visit. It took a full two and a half months to get confirmation of this, and you can ask Sean, I had the article pre-written for about a month. Ellison is undersized, but make no mistake, this kid can play. He also re-opened the Syracuse pipeline into Don Bosco Prep by signing his NLI today.
High School: Don Bosco Preparatory HS, New Jersey
Position: Defensive Back
Stats: 5'9'', 180lbs
Main Recruiter: Bobby Acosta
Commitment Date: August 25th
Ratings: Scout (3), Rivals (3), ESPN (3), 24/7 (3)
Other Offers: Boston College, Old Dominion, Rutgers
While our current undersized #2, Wayne Morgan, has one more season on the hill, the kid who steps into that number after him certainly will remind a lot of Orange fans of Wayne. Daivon is a hard hitting defensive back who could play at either safety or cornerback, and will excel at either. He'll likely start his career in the same mould as Morgan, getting spot time in the slot as a CB, but where he goes from there is anyone's guess.
He's only one of two defensive backs joining in this class, which, with our depth at the position, means that he needs to be ready to play as a freshman. Luckily, Daivon's probably as college ready as they come. He's played at Don Bosco Prep, who plays a national schedule and is a powerhouse school. He's attended the Deion Sanders camp down in Texas as well. This means he's matched up against some of the best receivers in the country.
While I don't expect him to be a first choice nickel right out of fall camp, Daivon should see some playing time this year, at minimum on special teams. Once again, he's another important prospect as his commitment furthered our presence in NJ for the 2015 class and beyond.