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TCU football adds 12th recruiting commitment with Florida defensive tackle

Coach Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs are sprinting to the finish in recruiting with lots of offers still on the table. TCU has 12 commitment in its 2017 football recruiting class.
Coach Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs are sprinting to the finish in recruiting with lots of offers still on the table. TCU has 12 commitment in its 2017 football recruiting class. pmoseley@star-telegram.com

Defensive tackle George Ellis III from talent-rich Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage High School, has committed to play for TCU, recruiting websites reported.

The three-star recruit was TCU’s 12th commitment. National Signing Day is Feb. 1, when oral pledges can first become binding.

Ellis is listed at 6-foot-2, 287 pounds, and would give the Horned Frogs the size they lacked in the interior defensive line.

Scout.com has Ellis as the South’s 19th-ranked defensive tackle and 64th-ranked defensive tackle nationally.

The recruiting website said TCU won out over South Florida and Rutgers among a dozen other offers for Ellis.

“They have a great all-around program, especially academics,” Ellis told Scout. “I know it’s the best choice for me right now because I have a great relationship with their coaching staff.

“They tend to put guys in the NFL, and that’s one of my goals.”

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