Notre Dame offer reported by Virginia athlete Jalen Elliott
Jalen Elliott led his team to a Virginia state championship in his first season as the starting quarterback. But the junior at L.C. Bird High School in Chesterfield, Va., may have a college future at other positions.
Notre Dame added its name to the list of interested schools on Tuesday. Elliott said the Irish offered him after having discussions with defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder and tight ends coach Scott Booker, who recruits in Virginia.
The Irish like the 6-foot-2, 190-pound prospect as a defensive back, Elliott said. In addition to his quarterback play, Elliott lined up at safety and cornerback last season.
His most impressive numbers came on offense. He threw for 1,736 yards and 24 touchdowns and added 271 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.
Elliott's versatility is reflected in being categorized as an "athlete" by recruiting services, meaning he could play multiple positions. Both Rivals and 247Sports rate him as a three-star recruit. 247Sports pegs him as the No. 46 athlete in the 2016 class. Rivals ranks him No. 25 overall in Virginia.
Virginia Tech, Virginia, Auburn and Georgia are among the schools who have offered Elliott.
Below are highlights of Elliott's junior season via Hudl.
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