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Ex-UM commit Elliott says he’s transferring from Texas

The Detroit News

Jordan Elliott has changed his mind. Again.

The onetime Michigan football commit (and Houston commit, and Baylor commit) announced on Snapchat on Thursday his plans to transfer from Texas after one season in Austin.

Jordan Elliott

“After many months of consideration I have come to the conclusion that The University of Texas is not the place for me anymore,” Elliott’s post started, which was captured by Justin Wells of Inside Texas, and confirmed through the university by the Austin American-Statesman.

Elliott, a 6-foot-4, 318-pound defensive lineman from Houston, played in six games for the Longhorns, making eight tackles, including 1.5 for loss.

Elliott’s trek to Austin included many stops along the way, including a commitment to Michigan after the Wolverines lost to Ohio State, 42-13, in November 2015.

“After extensive research and after sitting down with my family to look at all possible scenarios,” Elliott tweeted at the time, “I have made my final decision to further my education and football career at the University of Michigan!!”

That decision, it turns out, wasn’t final. Much like his commitments to Houston and Baylor, Elliott decommitted from Michigan two months later, following several reports linking him to Texas.

Elliott, at the time, was a four-star prospect ranked No. 105 overall, and No. 14 at his position by Scout.com.