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Texas TE stays in-state

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College Station (Texas) A&M Consolidated tight end Andrew Ellison is one of the most impressive pass catchers in the Lone Star State.
The 6-foot-2, 232-pounder impressed earlier this spring at the Palo Alto NIKE Training Camp and he's impressed everywhere else he's been this summer.
But this time around it was Ellison's turn to be impressed.
Ellison, who is ranked as a high two-star prospect and a 5.3 on the Rivals Rating Scale, decided to officially end the recruiting process this weekend, pledging to the SMU Mustangs.
"He was really impressed with the academic and athletic opportunities they have at SMU," Ellison's mother, Robin, said. "He felt that SMU offered him a great combination of an outstanding education and the opportunity to play competitive football. He knows that whatever happens in football will happen and that stuff works itself out, but you can never pass up a great education.
"He was also really impressed with the coaches up there."
Ellison is a big get for the Mustangs. He was also being heavily recruited by Arkansas, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri and Texas Tech. But just last week Ellison talked about the possibility of playing at SMU and how exciting it would be.
"SMU is a great academic school and would be a great place to play," he said. "You can't beat that combination."
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