We know that E.Ts species exists in the SW universe. It seems that his species has some force ability--i.e. the twirling planets in Elliot's room.
He can't possibly be a jedi--he screams like a little girl (or perhaps he is only young enough to be a padawan-learner--the screams would be more understandable then)
Perhaps his species is or was prone to becoming Jedi.
Perhaps by this time (our time) Jedi are extinct.
Just a thought. What do you think?