Class of 2022 wide receiver Syveion Ellis has been committed to the Florida Gators since April of 2019, but that hasn’t stopped him from keeping all his options open.
Ellis — 6-foot-5, 200 pounds — is ranked a four-star recruit, the No. 29 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 31 player in Florida per 247Sports Composite.
He’s from Brunswick, GA, the same town as Deejay Dallas and Zalon’tae Hillery, but will move down to the Sunshine State to enroll at Miami Edison High School after playing his sophomore campaign at Brunswick High.
In regards to the Miami Hurricanes, Ellis was able to visit Coral Gables before the NCAA installed a temporary recruiting dead period.
“I loved it,” Ellis told 247Sports’s Andrew Ivins after watching UM go through a spring practice in March. “It was competitive. I liked the way the coaches [were] competing with the guys also doing the drills with them. They were doing up-downs and push-ups and stuff like that.”
Ellis added that he was intrigued by wide receivers coach Rob Likens and his lengthy resume.
“I also spoke with coach [Rob] Likens as well,” Ellis told CanesInSight’s Stefan Adams. “Coming from Arizona State, he has a proven track record and he was just telling me about some of the big-time receivers he’s coached like N’Keal Harry. For him to say I have similar talent to guys like that was just an honor.”
As for UF, Ellis remains committed but is keeping his options open.
Miami doesn’t currently hold any Class of 2022 commitments.
Hurricanes Cancel Workouts After Three Players Test Positive For COVID-19
In other news, the COVID-19 pandemic has reached the Hurricanes football program.
According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson and Susan Miller Degnan, at least three players have tested positive for COVID-19, which led the university to cancel their mandatory workouts on Thursday.
The Herald states that these are the first positive coronavirus tests among the Miami football team.
UM began mandatory workouts with coaches and staff members on Monday, as a part of the NCAA’s six-week preseason practice plan. Student-athletes are required to participate in up to eight hours of weight training, conditioning, and film review (maximum of two hours of film review per week).
Prior to the mandatory workouts, the majority of the team had been participating in voluntary workouts since June 15.
The Hurricanes are scheduled to begin their preseason practice period on August 7, which would give the team the opportunity for up to 25 practices in preparation for their season opener against Temple at Hard Rock Stadium on September 5.
And while the Atlantic Coast Conference is expected to adopt a conference-only schedule for the 2020 season, commissioner John Swofford said last week that the conference expects to have a decision by the end of July that will determine how its college football schedule will look.