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Houston DT makes his choice

Klein (Texas) Oak is has quite the senior class going into the upcoming season. Four Panthers have long held Division I offers and recently another joined the fold.
Defensive tackle Daniel Shaul has been on recruiting radars for quite some time and the 6-foot-2, 265-pound prospect wasted no time in committing after receiving his first FBS offer.
"I committed to UTEP on Tuesday," Shaul said. "I had been talking to them a lot for the week prior to that and I thought there was a good chance that they offered me. I went to their camp on Monday and they offered me after that."
Shaul says it did not take him long to decide to become a Miner.
"I really like the family environment that they have there," he said. "Coach (Andre) Patterson does a really good job and he just made me feel comfortable. It really just felt right."
Shaul has yet to trip to El Paso but he has plans to do so during the season.
"I've never been out there," he said, "but I have my official visit set up. I'm going out there Oct. 21. I'm really excited for that."
Though UTEP was his first FBC offer, Shaul was receiving more attention and had picked up an FCS tender as well.
"I have one other offer right now," he said. "Southeastern Louisiana offered me. Western Kentucky could be close to offering me too. My coach says they are but I don't really know."
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