Gulliver Preparatory’s star running back, Bo Ellis, is signing his talents to Harvard University.
“Yeah it’s Harvard, but I think this school, Gulliver, prepares everyone who comes here for whatever you’re going to face in life,” Ellis said.
Ellis, named after NFL great Bo Jackson, has been a silent leader on the football field, says his coach, Earl Sims.
“He was infectious to our team, as far as having his character spill over and touching the rest of the teammates,” Sims said.
Ellis, with a GPA of 3.87 and athletic skill, had several options between Ivy League schools and Division 1 universities, Sims said.
For most student athletes, Signing Day is a tremendous highlight. But Ellis and his family say they reached the proud moment after overcoming obstacles.
Ellis never let anything hold him back, said Ellis’ mother, Tranika Ellis.
“Bo was I think 11 or 12 when his father passed and he took that in stride,” Ellis said. “He didn’t let it break him he used that to be the motivation to move him forward.”
Ellis continued: “There is always someone who’s in a situation that’s worse than yours, so you can’t complain.”