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U-M Commit Jordan Elliott Wants MSU Pledge to Flip, Talks Silent Commits

Maize 'n Brew checked in on 4-star Michigan commit Jordan Elliott Saturday.

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Many top prospects are in the final stages of finalizing visits and choosing a school, but Michigan commit Jordan Elliott is signing with the Wolverines, and now it's just a waiting game.

The four-star defensive tackle and U.S. Army All-American committed to Michigan after the game against Michigan State this season.

"The experience is great, my mom loved it, and the atmosphere is special," he said. "I could see myself there for four years." Elliott said about why he committed to Michigan during his official visit, rather than waiting.

Aside from the atmosphere, Elliott enjoys the staff a lot, too.

"Coach Harbaugh is one of the best coaches, ever. He's so unorthodox, and outside the box," Elliott said. "The coaching staff being as good as they are was just an added bonus to how great this place is."

During the Army game, there were tons of rumors going around he had been considering flipping to Texas, his home state.

"I think it might have been people trying to get retweets," he said. "I only talk to Michigan, and I'm signing to Michigan," Elliott said.

He is comfortable, but he's also trying to get people to come to Ann Arbor and be comfortable with him. His biggest want for the 2016 class is Michigan State commit Josh King, a four-star defensive end.

"We had a really good connection at the Army game," Elliott said. "I'm not saying he's going to flip, but it'd be real cool to play with him and I know Michigan coaches are pushing hard for him."

Between the time he committed and now, Michigan replaced D.J. Durkin with Don Brown at defensive coordinator after the former too the head coaching job at Maryland.

"We went from good to great," Elliott said on replacing Durkin with Brown. "(Coach Brown) had the number-one defense in the country playing teams like Clemson and Florida State," he said.

Elliott also stated how great his relationship with defensive line coach Greg Mattison has been for a long time, which was another big reason why he committed.

Michigan early enrollee, Brandon Peters, spoke about some silent commitments Michigan has at the US Army game.

"Yeah, they're real. I can't tell you who they are out of respect to them, but we have them." he said.

Elliott also called Michigan defensive lineman Bryan Mone, "the best player on the defensive line," and said he looks up to how he plays so aggressively.

Elliott plans to major in business at Michigan. He reports to training camp this summer.