HS stars are meaningless for upperclassmen transfers.
ELEY'S HONOR ROLL
- 2019 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (coaches)
As a Junior (2020): Earned first start of season at Penn State (11/7) ... Tallied eight tackles against Northwestern (10/24) and seven tackles against Minnesota (10/30) to start season.
As a Sophomore (2019): Appeared in 11 games with nine starts, only missing final game of year at Michigan State (11/30) ... Second on the team with 79 tackles (44 solo) ... Led the Terps with two fumble recoveries while also posting four tackles for loss, a half sack, an interception and five pass breakups ... Tallied eight tackles and recorded a Keandre Jones forced fumble at #1 Ohio State (11/9) ... Recorded eight tackles (six solo) and half a sack vs. Indiana (10/19) ... Led Maryland with 11 tackles including a career-best eight solo stops at Purdue (10/12), with a tackle for loss ... Had career day at Rutgers (10/5), tallying an interception and returning it 39 yards while recording a game-high and career-high 12 tackles (eight solo), including one for loss ... Tallied second tackle for loss as part of five tackle game at Temple (9/14) ... Notched career-high seven tackles (six solo) and picked up second career fumble recovery off a Keandre Jones forced fumble in the first quarter vs. #21 Syracuse (9/7) ... Tallied career-high six tackles with one for loss vs. Howard (8/31)
As a Redshirt Freshman (2018): Appeared in all 12 games with one start against Rutgers (10/13) ... Totaled 13 tackles (six solo) with an interception and a pass breakup ... Recovered a fumble vs. Ohio State (11/17) ... Made first career start against Rutgers (10/13), leading team with six tackles ... Posted first career interception late in fourth quarter at Bowling Green (9/8) ... Made collegiate debut against #23 Texas (9/1).
As a Freshman (2017): Did not appear in game action.
Before Maryland: A 4-star recruit according to Scout … a three-star recruit according to ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals … rated as the No. 15 player in the state of Maryland via ESPN … rated as the No. 64 OLB in the nation via ESPN … rated as the No. 8 player in the state of Maryland via 247Sports … rated as the No. 26 outside linebacker in the nation via 247Sports … rated as the No. 2 OLB in the state of Maryland and No. 4 OLB in the East region via Scout … rated the No. 22 OLB in the country via Scout … also received offers from Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan State, West Virginia and Virginia Tech … coached by Bob Milloy.
Personal: Son of Donald Hill-Eley and Dr. Songhai Barclift ... father played football at Virginia Union ... sports hero is Sean Taylor ... family science major.
ELEY'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles - 12 (at Rutgers, 10/5/19)
Solo Tackles - 8 (at Purdue, 10/12/19)
Interceptions - 1 (2x, last at Rutgers, 10/5/19)
Fumble Recoveries - 1 (3x, last at #1 Ohio State, 11/9/19)
Tackles for Loss - 1 (4x, last at Purdue, 10/12/19)
Yeah I've only seen positive comments about him and sadness of him leavingOn paper I like him better than the Warner kid out of FSU that was considered an option at LB. Haven’t watched him much at all, but the Maryland boards aren’t really excited about him moving on (like the FSU boards seemed to be about Warner) and his highlight tape pops. Maryland board also talked about him being a plus locker room presence.