Brian Ellis Profile
Last year South Carolina did not sign a tight end prospect, which makes signing at least one for the class of 2005 a very big priority. The Cocks have offered a 6-foot-3 and 230 pound standout with 4.6 40-yard dash speed from Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland.
"I like Oklahoma, LSU, Florida State and UCF," tight end Brian Ellis said. "Florida State is home. I've always gone to a lot of Florida State games. Last year I went to three of their games. This year I'll probably go to some of their games. That's probably where I'll go to school." (But there is a long time to go before signing day.)
What does he like about the Sooners and Tigers?
"I've always liked Oklahoma," he said. "I have a friend that went to LSU but he didn't play any sports there."
Right now the Daytona Beach standout has offers from Oklahoma, Florida State, LSU, Central Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Ellis, who has excellent size and speed, has been catching college scouts eyes with his fluid athletic ability. He plays both tight end and defensive end for his high school team but he projects on offense at the next level.
As a junior he caught several key passes in the playoffs to help Mainland secure a state championship.
In May he also stood out in a jamboree against Madison by picking up a fumble and out racing the entire Cowboy team for an 85-yard score. Unfortunately, he had to leave the game with a neck strain.
What is Ellis doing this summer?
"I can't attend any football camps because I'm working full-time this summer," he said. "I'm working at the Adam's Mark hotel. I help the maids and bring them towels and that sort of thing."
When will he make a decision and what will be the big factor?
"I'll probably make a decision after the football season," he said. "My biggest factor will be getting a good education so I can get a degree."
In September, Ellis will take the SAT test.
Daytona TE Receives Palmetto State Offer
Gamecock Anthem Top Stories
New Head Coaches Mid-Season ReportThere were a lot of college football head coaching changes before this season. Let's take a look at how a few have fared so far this season.
ScoutWednesday at 4:59 PM
Scout's Top 25 Recruiting ClassesScout has a new top school in the recruiting rankings. Take a look at capsules for the top 25 classes in the country, including a new number one.
Scout FootballMonday at 10:20 AM
Updated Scout 300 Trend Meter For 2017The updated Scout 300 Trend Meter for the 2017 class takes a look at which schools are trending for each uncommitted member in the Scout 300.
UGA-USC Game Moved to SundayATHENS - Saturday’s game at South Carolina will be played Sunday afternoon.
Scout On the Road: SeptemberScout takes a look at some of the top prospects we saw in person during the month of September...