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TCU Picks up Top DT in George Ellis

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The Florida standout will continue his career in Funky Town.

TCU vs Georgia in the 2016 Liberty Bowl
TCU vs Georgia in the 2016 Liberty Bowl
Melissa Triebwasser

The Frogs got good news on the recruiting front Thursday night, as three star defensive tackle George Ellis, out of American Heritage in Florida, made his pledge to be a part of #CarterBoys17.

At 6’2” and 290 pounds, Ellis has the kind of size that Gary Patterson has been in search of this off-season, as he looks to replace seniors Josh Carraway, Aaron Curry, and James McFarland along the defensive front. Projected to Mississippi State through much of his recruiting process, Ellis chose the Frogs over the Bulldogs, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, USF, and more. Recruited by Zarnell Fitch, who has become one of the most important voices for the Frogs on the recruiting trail, Ellis picked a program with a long-standing reputation for developing defensive standouts.

Ellis joins Dennis Collins and Tyreece Lott as class of 2017 DT commits, making for a formidable group up front. Rated the 19th best player in the south at his position, Ellis is known as a disruptive force who is also a great leader and locker room presence. An All-County lineman for American Heritage, he helped lead his team to a state championship and top 15 in the nation finish overall.

Welcome George to the #FrogFam! We can’t wait to see you suit up for TCU.