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2019 3-star WR Jaylen Ellis “lost it” when he walked into the Big House for the first time

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The Michigan target is committed to Baylor, but his recruitment is still very open.

(Courtesy — Todd Nickle)
Todd Nickle

Jaylen Ellis is committed to the Baylor Bears, but the 2019 3-star wide receiver from Round Rock, Texas is still taking his recruiting process slowly.

The 6-foot, 180-pounder visited the Michigan Wolverines last weekend as they took on the Western Michigan Broncos at the Big House. Maize n Brew caught up with Ellis after his visit, and he said it was as good as he could have imagined.

“It was great! I loved every second,” he said. “Just the vibe I felt (was great).”

While at Michigan, Ellis hung around wide receivers coach Jim McElwain, tight ends coach Sherrone Moore and freshman tight end Mustapha Muhammad.

“Love those guys. They made my family and me feel at home,” Ellis said. “(My family) loved it just as much as I did.”

Along with seeing the campus for the first time, it was also the first time he visited Michigan Stadium.

“When I walked in, I lost it,” he said. “You can’t explain that feeling.”

Although Ellis is committed to Baylor, he is still open-minded about visiting and considering other schools. Besides Michigan, Ellis plans on visiting Baylor, Texas, Cal, Tennessee and Arizona. No visits are set in stone just yet, though.

“Just somewhere not only me, but somewhere my family can feel at home,” Ellis said on what he is looking for in his future school.

When asked about his recruiting process in general, Ellis said it has been “stressful, but still good.” He stated it’s been stressful because of “the amount of good schools there is to weigh in.”

Because of the difficult decision, Ellis does not plan on enrolling early, so I would expect him to make a decision closer to National Signing Day in February.

As of now, all two of 247Sports’ crystal balls are predicting Ellis to go to Texas, so this will be an interesting recruitment to watch over the coming months.

With two wide receivers in Michigan’s 2019 class — 3-star George Johnson III and 3-star Quintel Kent — Michigan will probably land one or two more before it’s all said and done. The Wolverines are still recruiting 5-star Kyle Ford and 4-star Cornelius Johnson, as well, so it’ll be interesting to see which players end up in Ann Arbor.