Chad Elliot Still Unclear On His Future


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<b><font size=-2 face=arial>Elliot led American River to over 40 points a game and its conference championship this season.</font></b>
Elliot led American River to over 40 points a game and its conference championship this season.

American River Community College quarterback Chad Elliot, a former Clemson commitment, said on Friday that he is still unclear on where he will play his final two years of college football. Elliot said he still stings from the recent turn of events that will keep him from playing for the Tigers.


“I’m so, so disappointed. It’s really just a tough situation after going out there on my visit and seeing everything I wanted to see and just really loving the coaching staff and meeting the players. It’s just really hard to swallow,” Elliot said.


“It seemed like the best situation for me. It was everything I wanted.”
Elliot met with Syracuse head coach Paul Pasqualoni on Friday and came away with concerns over the military-style strictness of the football program there.


“Coach Pasqualoni is kind of like a military sergeant-type guy. It seems like he has 1,000 rules. It’s kind of tough over there,” Elliot said.


In particular, Elliot wasn’t pleased with a Syracuse rule requiring all football players who are not married to live in the football dorm. Elliot’s girlfriend will be accompanying him wherever he chooses to go to school and the Syracuse rule won’t allow the couple to spend much time together.


Elliot was firm on his Clemson commitment until a “D” in his statistics class prohibited him from enrolling at the school. A meeting with the professor to try and raise the grade proved to be unsuccessful.


“He wasn’t flexible at all. He wouldn’t let me retake a test; he wouldn’t let me do any kind of extra credit to pull my grade up. He wouldn’t do anything, basically, so I’ll have to end up with my “D,”” said Elliot.

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