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Britton narrows focus to three

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El Paso (Texas) Montwood three-star athlete Edward Britton is one of the hottest things in West Texas – even hotter than the famous Texas hot sauce and scorching temperatures that beat down on the Rio Grande Valley. With coaches from coast-to-coast recruiting him heavily, it looks like the 5-foot-11, 160-pounder is starting to narrow his focus down.
“We’re really focused on three teams,” Edward Britton Sr. said. “We’re going to take the SAT again next month, and if he gets his SAT high enough, we think in the 1,200 range, then Stanford will be back at the top of his list. It was getting a little upset that Stanford wasn’t able to offer him officially until he gets his test results higher.
“I think we’re going to go to Nebraska, too. We had set up two visits up there, and it looks like we’re going to have to work on getting a third date set. We’re going to sneak up to Stanford on October 2nd, Nebraska wanted him to come up a little later, so we’re re-working on that, and we’ll go to Texas Tech, too.”
Britton also has scholarship offers from BYU and Oklahoma State and Oklahoma attempted to get involved, but his father said it’s just better to remain on a smaller crowd of schools.
“Oklahoma called him several times this month, and they were trying to squeeze a visit in,” his father said. “But I think we’re going to no take a trip up there. It’s just easier to stay focused on a few teams.”
Britton had a “couple hundred yards” on 18 carries in the first game against Plainview. Against Midland Lee last week, he had three touchdowns – two receiving and one on the ground.
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