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Texas DE favoring four

DeSoto, Texas defensive end Donald Horton, Jr. now has accumulated eight scholarship offers. Of the eight schools, four have risen to the top of the list.
“Everything is going well,” the 6-foot-2, 250-pound Horton said. “I have the eight offers I have had for a little while. I’m kind of starting to sort things out a little bit, now.”
The eight offers are from Colorado, SMU, Baylor, Texas Tech, Kansas, Arizona, Washington State and Missouri.
“I don’t really have a favorite,” he said. “But Arizona, Washington State, Missouri and Colorado are the top four. I just like them the most. With Arizona I like the weather a lot. They are in a rebuilding stage so I could probably play early. They have some super good coaches, too. With Washington State, I like how the coach sounds. He sounds like he really likes me. He convinced me he likes me. I could probably play early there as well. I really don’t know a lot about Missouri. But, I’ve been looking at them on the computer. I have only talked to them for about five minutes. My coach told me they really really liked me after he talked to them. They have just about all guys who will be seniors when I get there, so it would be a good situation to go to for playing time. And, Colorado is probably just going by name right now. I have not even talked to them. I have a friend who committed to them last year and he told me the coaches have been waiting for the scandal to get by before they start calling kids because they didn’t know whether they would still have jobs or not. I am interested in them, though.”
Horton doesn’t plan to make a quick decision.
“I’m not looking forward to making an early decision, but my coach says I probably have all the offers I’m going to get. I’ll go see two or three of them this summer. I’m going to get to Arizona and Washington State for sure. If things work out, I will probably get to Missouri this summer, too. If one of them hits me right and it feels good, I could make a decision before the fall, but I don’t think that will happen.”
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