Ezekiel Elliott’s younger sister Aaliyah Elliott is presently considering her options at a number of Division I programs in colleges across the nation, but she consistently states that she isn’t committed to any particular school just yet.
Over the weekend, the 18-year-old went to Ohio State University, her brother’s alma mater. There, she posed for a formal picture with her parents and Ohio State’s head coach of track and field and cross country, Rosalind Joseph, wearing the school’s official attire.
Aaliyah also paid a visit to the University of Michigan recently, where she spoke with team members, including assistant coaches and recruiting coordinator Charnay Ryland, and posed in the school’s iconic blue and yellow colors.
The teen has participated in a number of track and field events, including the 100-, 200-, and 100-hurdles, according to Blavity. She made a long jump of under twenty feet in June of last year. Her high school, John Burroughs in St. Louis, awarded her the title of Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week in 2022. She won the 100-meter race, the 100-hurdles event, the long jump competition, and the 200-meter race.
She tragically suffered a sprained ankle early in the season, which she talked about on social media. She wrote, “Sophomore season was absolutely the hardest season for me. Due to coming back from a major back injury, I came into this season already thinking I wasn’t going to place in state for the hurdles, not going to make it to the junior Olympics in my hurdles, etc.”
“I cried thousands of tears, doubted myself, lost my confidence and forgot who and what I was doing this sport for. I then put all those emotions onto the track. No longer was I competing for the number 1 spot, I was competing for myself and for me to improve every time. The medals, my recognition and everything else would come with that, and it did.”
“I am proud though, I am proud about the athlete I am becoming, I am proud about the huge character growth I’ve had this season, I am proud of myself, period,” she remarked.