Player/Recruiting Profile: Troy Ellison
Troy Ellison Position: Wide Receiver High School: St. Anthony Village Class: 2020. Senior Get to Know Troy Ellison You want speed on your offense? Ellison has it as he ran a 4.32 and a 4.34 40 time at the University of South Dakota…
Position: Wide Receiver
High School: St. Anthony Village
Class: 2020. Senior
Get to Know Troy Ellison
You want speed on your offense? Ellison has it as he ran a 4.32 and a 4.34 40 time at the University of South Dakota camp this summer. Ellison credits his route running towards his great ability at receiver but said “could definitely still work on it more” when he chatted with Northstar Football News about it.
Best Part About Playing Wide Receiver
One thing that stood out to us about Ellison was a word he used that I haven’t heard from many wide receivers I’m chatted with, creative. “You can be as creative as you want and just go out and ball without having to worry” Ellison told us last night. Another thing he stated was his favorite was jump balls, as he called it a “wide outs dream” as the hype it gets your team after it happens give you the momentum in the right direction.
Ellison currently holds one D2 offer to Bemidji State but has had constant interest from others as well. Minnesota-Moorhead also has shown strong interest in D2 as well. At the D1 level, Ellison stated Northern Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota State have also showed interest in him. As the season goes along, I would expect his interest (especially South Dakota) to rise even more from the FCS schools showing interest.
What Ellison Has Been Working On/Improving On This Off-season
Ellison said one of the things he improved on the defensive side of the ball was his stance on every snap. “Being focused/in position” was something I’ve had to work on Ellison said. He said to this point, he has substantially improved this with his off-season/summer work outs.
Ellison credited current Minnesota Gophers wide receiver and former Minneapolis North WR, Tyler Johnson as his mentor at the receiver position. He sees Johnson as a mentor for how hard he works and how he perfects his craft as a dominant wide receiver for the Gophers. He also credited Johnson for being an excellent team leader and does a great job of keeping the team calm during in-game situations.
Individual Goals/Team Goals
Ellison’s main goal individually is to “be the best team player I can be and make as many great plays as I can” to get his Huskies team to where they want to be. Where is that? “We want to defend the section championship” Ellison told me and have the chance to make it back to state to “prove something” to others in 4A. “We have the guys to do it” Ellison told NFN, and our coaches “work their butts off” with phone calls between each other to plan for each new opponent each week.
Thanks to Troy Ellison from the St. Anthony Village Huskies for this report! The St. Anthony Village Huskies squad will play at Columbia Heights this Friday at 7:00 PM.