Lago Vista (Texas) High isn't a long-standing prep powerhouse in the state of Texas by any stretch, but head coach Alan Haire is building a nice program just west of Austin.
Elliott is receiving interest from a number of regional programs.
The Vikings have made the playoffs four of the past five years and advanced to the Class 2A state semifinals in 2010. Lago Vista has also had a recent run of FBS prospects with JaMarcus Johnson (Baylor), Austin Terry (TCU) and Donald Hopkins (Houston) signing in each of the Vikings' past two classes.
Now, a fourth FBS recruit is potentially on the way with 2013 outside linebacker Addison Elliott.
Things started to pick up late in the spring for Elliott, and now the 6-foot-2, 215-pound athlete is receiving interest from New Mexico, SMU, Texas-San Antonio, Texas State and Tulsa among other programs in the region.
Elliott, who camped this summer with Oklahoma State, North Texas and Texas State, is still looking for his first offer but he's being patient with the process.
“I'm just looking for the best situation for me,” Elliott said. “It's not going to be about the best team that recruits me, it's going to be about academics and environment as well.”
SMU, Tulsa and North Texas have been the schools recruiting Elliott the hardest, and he said those and the other regional programs showing him interest are right up his alley.
“Hopefully I don't have to go too far from home,” Elliott said.
Elliott is being recruited as an outside linebacker, a defensive end, and on offense as an H-back by various programs. In addition to football, he also runs the 200 meters, the 4x200-meter relay, the 400 meters, the 4x400-meter relay and the 800 meters for the Lago Vista track team.