TCU continued their positive momentum on the recruiting trail when Aledo High defensive end Colt Ellison announced for the Frogs Friday afternoon.
The rising senior, a three star prospect, holds 25 offers, including Notre Dame, Washington, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Penn State, and Arkansas. He was also being pursued by Baylor, Texas Tech, Iowa State, and Oklahoma State of the Big 12. He is a top 50 player in the state and one of the top 30 defensive ends in the country.
Though the decision wasn’t easy for Colt, it ultimately came down to family - his, and his new Frog Fam - according to an interview he gave to Jeremy Clark of 247. “They’re great defensively and it’s a family that is close to home and I already know a bunch of kids on the team. My parents love the coaches and I love Coach Sharp and Coach Savino,” he said. “Everyone is great people.”
Ellison has starred for one of the best programs in North Texas, amassing 196 tackles over the past two seasons to go along with 23.5 sacks, nine PBUs, three forced fumbles, and two picks. He joins several other Bearcats on the TCU roster, including redshirt freshman offensive lineman Wes Harris, and his brother OLB Wyatt, who is also a member of the class of 2019. The eldest Harris, Hunter, is also a Frog; the former Kansas center is eligible to play this fall after sitting out due to transfer rules.
The 15th member of the Frogs’ now 25th ranked recruiting class, Colt could be asked to contribute early, considering the impending graduations of seniors Ben Banogu, LJ Collier, and Michael Epley. He joins commits Karter Johnson (DT) and Myron Warren (DE) on the defensive line, and is the 15th recruit to pledge in the class of 2019 overall.
Check out his HUDL below and welcome Colt to the Frog fam!