Three-star defensive tackle George Ellis talks recruiting, Wisconsin

After signing four Florida prospects in 2016, Wisconsin is again active in the state in 2017, as defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield has built a strong relationship with Plantation (FL) American Heritage defensive tackle George Ellis III.

With attention fully shifted to the 2017 recruiting class, Plantation (FL) American Heritage defensive tackle George Ellis III has noticed that he is starting to field more college communication.

“It has its quiet moments at times, but it’s been busy,” said Ellis. “A lot of coaches want me to come to their junior days.”

Clemson, LSU, Miami and Wisconsin have all invited Ellis to campus over the next several weeks for junior days. Of that group, Ellis only holds an offer from Wisconsin, one of the first schools to offer Ellis back in October.

“I talk to the d-line coach (Inoke Breckterfield) all the time,” said Ellis. “It’s great. I just like the fact that he took a chance on me. He saw something in me that a lot of schools didn’t see in me.”

Ellis’ interest also lies in Wisconsin because the Badgers have offered his cousin, three-star linebacker James Houston, who lists the Badgers as one of his early favorites.

“Wisconsin is a highly respected school,” said Ellis. “They always have a great defense and great d-line.”

Holding other offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Mississippi State, NC State, UCF and Vanderbilt, Ellis finished his junior season around 50 tackles and four sacks.

Approaching 6-3 and weighing 290 pounds, Ellis is putting forth a vigorous offseason for himself to get ready for the next level, something he realized he needed to do after his junior season.

“I just want to get quicker,” said Ellis. “Improve my first step, better with my hands, cut fat, gain muscles and just get ready for college. I want to get all my credits done and bring up my GPA to a 3.5.”

Ellis has no future visits scheduled.

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