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By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - Gone are the days when Bruce Ellington would rush from a basketball workout with South Carolina teammates to a football meeting room to learn the complex schemes of coach Steve Spurrier. Ellington's only focus is the San Francisco 49ers and making an impact on the NFL.

Ellington hosted a youth camp Friday at his high school with his older cousin, Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington.

The younger Ellington played three sports at Berkeley High, running track along with starring in basketball and football. Yet when he signed to play with the Gamecocks, Ellington said his future was in basketball. That lasted one season before the football bug caught up with him once more.

Ellington was South Carolina's leading receiver last year before he left early for the NFL draft.

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