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San Diego State Aztecs lands 2018 TE recruit from Nevada, lose Texas OL

SDSU has landed another talent to its 2018 Aztecs football recruiting class over the weekend when the Las Vegas Palo Verde High tight end Daniel Bellinger made a verbal commitment.

Ronald Delos Santos



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The San Diego State football program has landed another talent to its 2018 recruiting class over the weekend when the Las Vegas Palo Verde High tight end Daniel Bellinger made a verbal commitment to the organization.

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Daniel Bellinger, also listed as a defensive end for the Panthers, is an athletic multi-sport athlete and another good addition for the San Diego State Aztecs football team.

Included in Bellinger’s announcement on Sunday, July 30, — which was posted on Twitter, of course — was this: “I’ve always dreamt about playing big time football and now my dream has come true.”

Bellinger would have given San Diego State University a dozen commitments this summer, except the intercollegiate American football team also lost a engagement over the weekend.

On Saturday, the Texas offensive lineman Jack York de-committed from the Aztecs and committed to the University of Minnesota.

Jack York said through his Twitter account: “When I originally committed to SDSU I felt that at the time it was my best option and I could see myself fitting in their system very well. … but I have just been given an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Growing up and playing offensive line it has always been a dream of mine to play in the B1G Ten conference.”

There was some to-do four weeks prior when he made a verbal commitment to Aztecs dating back in a June 28 tweet that has since been deleted from his official Twitter account.

When York spoke to a reporter recently, York says that he heard a fishing show on the radio during his visit to San Diego State University. It recommended the bass fishing here, which he took as one of the indication that this was the place to be.

The SDSU Aztecs can’t precisely protest regarding losing a recruit. Just a month ago, the the San Diego State picked up Liberty High defensive back Allan Mwata after he de-committed from Brigham Young University.

The NCAA this season added an early signing period for American football — December 20 through 22 — that a number of head coaches at last week’s Mountain West Media Summit said should benefit Group of Five schools.