Josh Ellison, an incoming four-star recruit in the class of 2019, has decided to start his college career at Blinn college before he will join the Texas A&M football team in 2020.
While junior college might be a somewhat common route for aspiring football players, the method in which a Texas A&M football commit is doing so is not conventional.
Josh Ellison, a four-star defensive tackle, has decided that he will play the first season of his college career at Blinn College before he will transfer to Texas A&M prior to the 2020 football season.
The main reason why Ellison is not going to attend Texas A&M right off the bat is his grades, as the rising freshman likely wouldn’t have been eligible to compete for the upcoming season. Now, Ellison would be immediately eligible at Blinn, where he would be able to clean his grades up to the standard of competing at Texas A&M. It’s certainly a win-win situation for Ellison, who gets to play for a full season while having the chance to recover his grades.
For Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M Football team, however, the move is not as much of a win. Although the football staff approved the move by Ellison, the Aggies will miss any production that he could contribute as an incoming four-star recruit. Furthermore, even if he were to not play, Ellison is still missing an entire developmental season, which is incredibly valuable in the eyes of the Texas A&M coaching staff.
All-in-all, it is an unconventional situation and subsequent decision. Ellison would not have been eligible, so there is nothing that can be done about production, but we must hope that he doesn’t miss a beat developmentally in his one season at Blinn.
By the time he’s on the field during the 2020 season as a sophomore, Ellison’s path should be forgotten. He’s a talented player that should make a big impact in the not-so-near future in College Station, despite his method of getting to College Station being a bit different than everyone else’s.