July 31, 2006

Rhett Ellison commits to Virginia Tech

Mountain View, Calif., St. Francis tight end Rhett Ellison gave his verbal commitment today to Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder picked the Hokies over offers from Oregon, Arizona State, California and others.

The three-star tight end prospect is the No. 19 commitment for Virginia Tech this recruiting season and is rated the No. 60 player in the state of California. He is the fifth tight end pickup for the Hokies this year as well.

Ellison hauled in 26 receptions for 300 yards and five touchdowns as a junior.

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