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Ellison gaining early notice

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After multiple Division I prospects signed their letters of intent in the class of 2007, things have been pretty busy in the class of 2008 already for College Station (Texas) A&M Consolidated prospects.
One of those is athlete Andrew Ellison, a tight end prospect that is gaining attention for several possible spots at the next level. The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder says that he has found out about his first two verbal offers recently.
"Texas Tech, that came first, I found out about it two weeks ago," Ellison said. "It was a Wednesday. Coach (Brian) Mitchell has been by our school and he wants me to play linebacker.
"Tech and Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State, and Baylor all want met to play linebacker. Houston, that was a verbal offer as well. Two coaches came down to see me. They are looking at me as an H-back. Arkansas wants me at H-back too."
Ellison says that he's expected the Houston offer in the mail at any time and Texas Tech looks to make it official this summer.
"Texas Tech said they'll be giving me the offer for their camp in June," Ellison said. "They want me to have a chance to get to know the coaches as well."
While he was away on a visit, Ellison says that Texas coaches came by his school and they're planning to come back. He says that the Longhorns may have a slight edge.
"I don't want to say anything about specific favorites until I visit everywhere first," Ellison said. "I do like Texas a lot. They've sent me some mail here and there. They came down and talked with my head coach."
More visits are coming up for Ellison. He says that he's planning to attend the NIKE Training Camp in Palo Alto, Calif., and then also take a trip to Missouri at the end of this month. Camps at Colorado and Texas are also on his list of visits to take.
He'd like to have a decision made before the season gets to heavily underway. With tight end, outside linebacker, and H-back being possibilities, he says he has one position that sticks out in his mind.
"I like scoring touchdowns, I like touching the ball, but I really like defense," he said. "I think defense just comes more natural to me."
Ellison was a first-team all-district tight end selection as a junior.
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