Ellison Commits to Texas Tech

Frisco Centennial coach Mark Howard confirmed to RaiderPower.com on Monday that 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive lineman Trace Ellison committed to Texas Tech. He is the Red Raiders' fourth commitment of the 2015 class and second offensive lineman. Coach Howard dished on just what Texas Tech is getting in Ellison.

Frisco Centennial head coach Mark Howard confirmed Monday night Texas Tech received a commitment from offensive lineman Trace Ellison.

"Yes, he actually let me know that last night and he was very excited about it."

Howard said it was not long ago when he spoke with the Ellison family regarding the recruiting process and what they should expect. The early commitment caught him off guard.

"Honestly, he surprised me by committing this early, but he said it just felt right and if it feels right for him and he's on board with it, and his mom as well, then it's a great day."

With three offers, Ellison's recruitment was in its early stages. According to his coach, the 6-foot-6, 285-pound lineman took an unofficial visit to Texas Tech in late February. The visit and the coaching staff, along with some other factors, played a key role into Ellison's decision.

The Frisco Centennial head man broke down Ellison's style of play.

"They're getting a big, athletic, very good on his feet offensive lineman who I say plays with a nasty streak."

Howard added Ellison, who is rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 77 offensive tackle of the 2015 class, is a great student who is intelligent and brings aggressiveness to the gridiron.

Ellison's coach said the newest Texas Tech commit will probably drop out of the race and focus on the upcoming season.

"We spend our time talking about a process. It gets you to that goal or gets you to those goals and I think with him committing early, it's going to be able to allow him to do that."

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