Elliott Excited About TCU Offer

Dallas Jesuit offensive lineman Trey Elliott will visit TCU this weekend.

Signing day is a mere 13 days away and with that college coaches are leaving no rock unturned as signing day inches closer. TCU coaches are seasoned pros at finding hidden gems on the recruiting trail and on Wednesday, they offered yet another one; Dallas Jesuit offensive lineman Trey Elliott.

Elliott is a 6-foot-4, 265-pound lineman who remarkably has stayed somewhat under the radar despite an outstanding senior season. One view of Elliott's film and it doesn't take long to notice Elliott is a force along the offensive line.

While his name isn't well-known in recruiting circles just yet, colleges have seen enough to extend an offer to the rising lineman. Among the schools Elliott holds offers from in addition to TCU are Air Force, Fresno State, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Nevada, Northern Colorado, Incarnate Word and Sam Houston state.

Elliott was excited to receive the offer from the Horned Frogs on Wednesday after a visit from head coach Gary Patterson and quarterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie.

"I was very excited about the opportunity and honored that TCU would consider me," Elliott said.

Elliott lined up at right tackle for Jesuit as a senior, earning unanimous All-District honors. It's unknown what position the Frogs are currently targeting him for at the moment.

"We have not discussed a specific position yet," Elliott said. "We will probably do that more this weekend."

While it may appear that TCU recently started showing interest, the Frogs' coaches have actually had their eyes on him since last summer according to Elliott. Interest increased as Jesuit advanced deeper in the class 5A playoffs in the fall.

"I went to their camp during the summer, and that was the first time they saw me," he said. "The interest accelerated as we went three-deep into the playoffs."

Elliott admits that he doesn't know a lot about TCU's program, but he looks forward to learning more about the program this weekend as he makes an official visit to the Big 12 program.

For the moment though, he does know enough to put the Frogs on top above the others.

"Obviously TCU with its solid academic and athletic reputation," he said of why TCU is on top. "Plus, the fact that they play in the Big 12 is enticing."

TCU isn't the only BCS program that has shown interest in Elliott this week; Texas Tech and Arizona State have also stopped by his school to meet with him. Both have discussed the possibility of a visit, but for now Elliott is focusing only on schools that have extended offers.

"Possibly, but right now my interest lies in the schools that have offered," Elliott answered on if he would make additional visits.

Texas Tech does have a connection with Elliott as most of his immediate family are all Red Raider alums. However, Elliott said it could be time to start a different path.

"(My)Mom, Dad, uncle, aunt and sister (currently goes) all went to Tech," he said. "Someone will have to break the trend sooner or later!"

Does that mean a commitment could happen on his visit to TCU this weekend?

"Anything is possible. I am looking forward to my visit," he finished.

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