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Ellison Jordan

ELLISON JORDAN      DL   6-0   280
Rivals ★★★★   ESPN ★★★★   247 ★★★★   Scout ★★★★

Selected Penn State over Boston College, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia

High School: Was a four-time letterwinner for head coach Biff Poggi at the Gilman School...Served as team captain as a senior...Played in the Under Armour All-American Game...Helped the Greyhounds to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference Championship...Gilman finished 10-1, ranking No. 1 in Maryland and No. 13 in the USA Today Top 25 in 2015...Garnered 2015 Maryland State Defensive Player of the Year honors...Named as the 2015 Baltimore Sun All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year...Selected as Defensive Player of the Year as a senior....Was a MaxPreps Freshman All-America second team selection...Claimed MaxPreps Sophomore All-America second team honors...Two-time consensus All-State selection (2015, 2014)...Garnered first team All-State accolades in 2013...Was a three-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro first team selection...Earned first team All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...Set the Gilman School record with 52 career sacks....Registered 71 tackles, 17 sacks, 19 TFLs, three forced fumbles and a safety as a senior...Had 60 tackles, including 16 sacks as a junior...Tallied 50 tackles, 11 sacks and a forced fumble as a sophomore...Set the school record for sacks in a game with 5.5 against Friendship Collegiate as a junior...Selected to play in the Maryland Crab Bowl...Rated as a four-star recruit by all four major recruiting services - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Ranked as 10th-best player in Maryland and 30th-best defensive tackle by 247Sports...Ranked 155th among the ESPN300...Rated as the seventh-ranked player in Maryland and 20th-ranked defensive tackle by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 1 defensive tackle in Maryland, the No. 9 defensive tackle overall and No. 71 overall recruit by Scout...Ranked as the No. 11 player in Maryland and the No. 40 defensive tackle by Rivals... Was a member of the track & field team for two years and wrestled for one year...Won the JV championship for the shot put and discus as a freshman...Helped the Greyhounds to the MIAA Championship as a sophomore.

Personal: Full name is Ellison Omari Jordan...Son of Deborah and Ronald Jordan...Has one brother, Terrence…Hobbies include watching movies, playing video games, chilling with friends and family and, most importantly, eating...Considering finance and communication as majors…Born April 25, 1997.

"Ellison Jordan is a difference-maker on the field , in the classroom and in the community. He is the kind of person James Franklin will one day win Big Ten championships with. Penn State fans will love this kid. Get ready for a ton of disruptive, negative-yardage plays."

2016 Signing Day Central



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