At 6'5" and 325 pounds, Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Co.) DT Noah Elliss is a huge young man and he's turning into one of the biggest targets for many schools at this early juncture in the 2017 recruiting cycle.
"I have 11 offers right now," Elliss told Scout.com recently. "The schools that have offered so far are Utah, Utah State, BYU, Colorado State, Colorado, UCLA, USC, TCU, Oregon State, Oregon and Nebraska and Oklahoma is really close to offering, but they haven't offered just yet."
Besides his impressive size and athleticism, another aspect that has attracted college coaches is his productivity -- 58 tackles, 16.5 tackles-for-loss and 9.5 sacks -- on a team that went 12-2 last season.
"I played both ways for our team, but I see myself as more of a defensive guy," Elliss said humbly. "I just like to play on that side because it's something I've done my whole life and all of the coaches I have been with have given me the skills and the techniques I need to be successful and it's paid off."
Elliss has just started to focus on recruiting and he said while he'd like to get out and see some schools, that currently isn't in his plans.
"I might take some visits this spring and summer, but I'd have to check with my parents and see what we can do," Elliss said. "I know I'd like to get to camps at Michigan, Michigan State, USC, UCLA and Utah and probably The Opening, but other than that, I am not sure."
We'll have more from Ellis in the coming weeks and months as he gets deeper into the recruiting process and we'll update news on him as it happens.