Tight end Malcolm Epps runs a route at The Opening in Houston Feb. 4. (Mike Craven/American-Statesman)

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4-star TE Malcolm Epps includes Texas in top 6 schools

Posted June 7th, 2017

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All signs continue to point toward Malcolm Epps signing with Texas.

The four-star tight end from Spring Dekaney, ranked No. 6 in the Fabulous 55, included the Longhorns in the top six schools he released Wednesday via Twitter.

https://twitter.com/_EppsKid/status/872423861010214912

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Epps, a one-time Alabama commit, reopened his recruitment in February at The Opening regional in Houston. He visited Texas for junior day and has said he wants to join a program that leans heavily on its tight ends. Hookem.com recruiting reporter Mike Craven recently put the odds of Epps signing with Texas at 85 percent.

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Epps made his top six announcement with a video, and Texas was the first school name to flash across the screen. He also has a picture of a player in a No. 6 Longhorns uniform as his Twitter avatar.

Other schools in the mix are: UCLA, Florida, Texas A&M, Ohio State and Alabama.

The 6-foot-6, 214-pound Epps is the No. 7-ranked tight end in the 2018 class according to the 247Sports composite. He plays 7-on-7 football with Texas quarterback commit Casey Thompson.

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