One of the top ranked CB’s on the West Coast and overall dual threat athletes for the 2020 class is Elijah Elliott (5-10 175 CB/RB So.) of Central Catholic.
Most are already aware of Elliott’s talents, doing big things from a young age, with a host of his teammates at CC also ranking towards the top of the charts.
Elijah projects on D, but had a breakout 2017 campaign on offense, with clutch performances in the teams toughest games. Early in the year he went for 162 yards on 16 carries with a TD, helping Central beat Oregon City 42-35. He then came up big in the state quarterfinals leading the Rams to a 28-24 win at Sheldon, going for 151 on the ground with a score.
Elliott will have a host of Ivy League type schools trying to sway him in that direction, as he is an individual that gets it done in the classroom, sporting a 3.8 core GPA.
Speaking on what has gotten him to this point Elijah says, “I would like to thank god for giving me people and coaches that care and want me to be great”. Adding, “I would also like to thank my parents for always being there and guiding me in the right direction, along with Coach Pyne who has pushed me to become a better player and young man.”
Expectations are high the next few seasons as the Central Catholic 2020 group is special. As of right now it has the potential of being one of the top perimeters ever assembled in Oregon (Elliott, Silas Starr, Kalvin Souders, Miles Jackson, Cade Knighton, Ethan Flynn).
Elliott will be headed to LA this weekend for the Adidas 7v7 National Championship Tournament, with a majority of the nation’s top athletes in attendance. Elijah had an MVP type performance two weeks ago playing for EForce Football at the LA regional tourney.
Football aside Elijah is going to do well in life. Expect him to be a conference player of the year favorite on both sides of the football in 2018. Referencing his thoughts on the upcoming season he says, ” We want to win a state championship and my number one personal goal is to be a better leader for my team.”
Central projects as a state title contender and will definitely be in the mix come November. We will keep you updated on the dual threat standout as the off season continues.