Four-Star RB Oregon Transfer Elliott Returns to Hometown
By KYLE SERBA
DURHAM, N.C. – Jamal Elliott, a four-star running back out of Hillside High School (Durham, N.C.) who committed to the Oregon Ducks, is among the 93 football student-athletes that reported to North Carolina Central University’s preseason camp on Thursday (Aug. 2).
Elliott was ranked as the No. 12 running back prospect in the nation and the 11th overall player in the state according to 247Sports.com. He graduated from Hillside and attended the University of Oregon in the spring semester before deciding to transfer.
As a junior in 2016, the 5-10, 180-pound running back averaged 8.2 yards per rush and 136.8 ground yards per contest with nine touchdowns in just five games for Hillside. His senior season was shortened due to an injury after just three games, as he finished with 126 rushing yards and a touchdown on 38 carries, along with 13 receptions for 164 yards and two scores, according to HighSchoolOT.com.
The NCCU Eagles, under the direction of first-year head coach Granville Eastman, will hit the field for their first practice of the 2018 campaign on Saturday (Aug. 4).
NCCU opens the season on Sunday, Sept. 2 against Prairie View A&M in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge at Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta. The contest will be televised live on ESPN2 at 12 noon.
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