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Syracuse football recruiting: Class of 2017 defensive end Justin Ellis joins the Orange

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Dino Babers and Syracuse picked up another defensive end in the 6-foo-3, 240-pound Georgia product Justin Ellis.

Justin Ellis, a Class of 2017 defensive end, tweeted Saturday afternoon that he has been offered and accepted a scholarship from Syracuse.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder racked up 81 tackles during his senior season playing for Roswell (Georgia) High School. Of those tackles, 20 went for a loss and 19 were sacks, per 247Sports.com. The first team all-stater in Georgia received attention from Western Michigan, Army, Eastern Kentucky and Bowling Green — Babers’ former school — before choosing Syracuse.

Ellis is the 27th addition to Syracuse’s Class of 2017. You can view Ellis’ senior season highlights below.

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