Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Temple target named showcase's top prospect

Mark Ellis, a cornerback at Williamstown High, was named the top junior prospect at the Roman’s Soldiers Showcase on Sunday in Randolph, N.J.

Temple target named showcase's top prospect

Mark Ellis, a cornerback at Williamstown High, was named the top junior prospect at the Roman’s Soldiers Showcase on Sunday in Randolph, N.J.

The 5-foot-10, 176-pounder, who is interested in Temple and Rutgers, showed that he’s back to his old form after missing the 2012 season due to suffering an ACL injury last spring at the VTO/Rivals Elite 100 Combine.

Ellis also named  the top cover man, regardless of class, at Roman’s event. He constantly shadowed receivers and broke up several passes during the one-on-one drills.

In addition to Temple and Rutgers, Ellis is receiving interest from West Virginia, Penn State, Massachusetts and James Madison. So far, he doesn’t have any scholarship offers due to teams waiting to see how he performs at this summer's camps.

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Here’s a video of Ellis working out at the event.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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