There are few things better than a nighttime tweet from Dino Babers confirming the commitment of another Syracuse Orange recruit. Offensive Lineman Kalan Ellis committed to Syracuse late on Friday night as he becomes the 15th member of the class of 2021 for the Orange.
Thank you to everyone who helped me on this journey and decision. Especially my family and coaches. COMMITED.#goorangemen #Syracuse pic.twitter.com/yKIP2i0RLm— Kalan Ellis (@ellis_95) July 24, 2020
Ellis isn’t a pushover as he comes in at 6-foot-5 weighing 350 pounds. His tape showcases his current size advantage, as he continuously bullies smaller defensive lineman in both the passing and running game. Time will tell where Ellis will eventually end up, but pretty much all of his tape showcases him at the left tackle position.
The Hawaiian native garnered a three-star ranking from 247sports and Rivals. Interestingly enough, Ellis becomes the second Hawaiian to join SU in this recruiting cycle alongside fellow offensive lineman Austyn Kauhi. The pair are set to become the first Hawaiians to play for Syracuse under scholarship in program history.
Hawaii, San Diego State, UCLA, and Virginia were the other schools that were in the running for Ellis. He joins Kauhi and Wes Hoeh as the offensive line talent committed to ‘Cuse in the class of 2021.
Welcome to Syracuse, Kalan! At least you’ll have a fellow Hawaiian to complain to about how cold it gets up north. I, for one, welcome our new Hawaiian pipeline of football talent. Fans, take a look at the tape here: