In the dog days of the offseason leading up to fall camp, football season and official visits to prospects seem far off in the distance, but that didn't stop Houston Westside defensive tackle Jordan Elliott from announcing his five upcoming paid trips:
Committed to Houston since May, Elliott continues to demonstrate his interest in Texas, which he will do again this weekend when he attends the Under the Lights camp. It will be Elliott's second visit to Austin in less than a month.
Since the 6'4, 305-pounder grew up a fan of USC, the Trojans could be a serious contender for his services. As could Alabama, because Alabama.
And, of course, he's committed to Houston, in part because there's a serious citywide movement going on as prospects flock to play for new head coach Tom Herman, including consensus five-star defensive tackle Ed Oliver, who would ensure that Elliott wouldn't have to face the entire focus of opposing offensive lines.
While Texas trends most heavily with out-of-state defensive tackles like recently-committed Gerald Wilbon and Stephon Taylor, another Louisiana prospect who has the Horns in his top three, the news with Elliott is by far the most positive for Texas in state with the recent pledge of Mike Williams to Stanford.