Three SEC finalists (Alabama, Florida, Tennessee) for 4-star DL Elijah Conliffe


The next three weeks will decide the next four years for four-star defensive lineman Elijah Conliffe.

“I don’t have any official visits set just yet,” Conliffe told GN. “I’m just trying to get those officials set up; that’s where I’m at in the process right now.

“My four leaders are Penn State, Florida, Tennessee and Alabama.”

Conliffe (6 feet 4, 305 pounds) attends Hampton (Va.) High. He is one of the top-20 defensive tackles in the class of 2017.

As for the three SEC schools on his list …

“With Florida, I like the area. You always hear good things about Florida and there is a lot of opportunity there to play SEC ball like I want to play.”

“With Tennessee, I really like the staff and the campus in general.”

“With Alabama, they have really good football and a really good education. I have a good opportunity to get some playing time.”

Conliffe, who has received a lot more attention on the recruiting trail in recent weeks, is thankful for this opportunity.

“It’s a blessing and I’m really thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given,” he said. “It’s nice now seeing different teams showing interest, as well as seeing people who started recruiting me early still being here talking to me.”

When asked to describe the type of player he is on the field, Conliffe said, “I’m very coachable, I’m very aggressive and I love contact.”

Conliffe plans to commit January 31, the day before National Signing Day.

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