Maryland four-star wide receiver commit Tino Ellis is "100 percent" confident that quarterback Dwayne Haskins will stay committed to the Terps, and he's recruiting other Under Armour All-Americans to College Park with him."
"There's a lot of guys down here that are trying to come down to Maryland, so we'll see what we can do, talking to these guys out here every day," Ellis told SB Nation's Bud Elliott at practice in Orlando for the UA All-America game on Wednesday.
Asked to give odds that Haskins will stay with Maryland despite his recruitment by Ohio State, LSU and Florida, Ellis was unequivocal. He doesn't seem nervous about Haskins potentially flipping elsewhere.
"I talk to Dwayne," he said. "I feel like he's going to stay committed. He's just taking officials, doing what he has to do. But I feel confident in Dwayne and his decision."
For his part, Ellis affirmed his Maryland commitment and said he wouldn't be taking any visits to other schools.
Ellis said Maryland's hiring of DJ Durkin, a defensive-minded head coach, "doesn't bother me at all." Ellis said he met with Durkin after the Terrapins hired him.
"He's a real great guy," Ellis said. "He's real down to earth. I like his history, too. He came from Michigan and Florida, so I know he's going to push the program to the right level."
Durkin's staff has informed Ellis he'll start out as an outside receiver once he gets to College Park. Before he gets there, though, he's got a game to play on Jan. 2.
"It means a lot for me. This is one of my dreams, ever since I was a little kid, just to be an Under Armour All-American," Ellis said. "So it's huge for me to be down here."