And then there were two.
While it's been rumored for quite some time, Lufkin, Texas, five-star defensive tackle Jamarkus McFarland had never officially confirmed he was down to two schools.
Today at his induction ceremony to the U.S. Army All-America Bowl, the 6-foot-3, 280-pounder finally went on the record and officially eliminated all but two schools from his list.
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"It's just OU and Texas now," McFarland told Rivals.com reporter Josh McCuistion shortly after his ceremony this morning.
"It's time to get down to making a decision now."
McFarland narrowed his list recently to LSU, Oklahoma and Texas and rumors had swirled that it was really down to the Longhorns and Sooners for quite some time. However, he had never gone on the record saying it was down to those two schools.
McFarland, the nation's No. 13 player overall and the No. 2 defensive tackle in the nation, took official visits to OU on Oct. 17, LSU on Oct. 24 and Texas on Nov. 7. There is speculation he could make an announcement at the All-America Bowl, but he could also decide to end it earlier as it's become clear the decision making process is not only wearing on McFarland but his family.
Rivals.com will have more on this story, along with full coverage of McFarland's All-America ceremony soon.