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Ellis Could Be An Awakening Giant For Texas

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DE Brian Ellis would have been the first player off the team bus if it were up to South Grand Prairie Coach David Fisher. After all, intimidation is a significant part of football, Fisher figured. Now, the 6-5 (and growing) Ellis will bring his version of Fear Factor to Texas' highly-rated class (No. 2 when he makes it official next Wednesday on National Signing Day.

The 245-pound Ellis is a likeable and soft-spoken Four-Star commit who gave Longhorn coach Mack Brown his verbal following the 2005 spring game. It's just that Ellis keeps growing, and growing, and growing. He's added several inches since the start of his junior season which, surprisingly, saw him log half his snaps on his school's junior varsity squad. That's why Ellis flew under the radar... Recommended Stories