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Announcement date, time set for state’s top uncommitted recruit

Posted February 3rd, 2014

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The top uncommitted player in the state of Texas, Coppell defensive end Solomon Thomas, will announce his decision at 7 a.m. on signing day (Wednesday, Feb. 5) on ESPNU.

The annual 11-hour signing day marathon on ESPNU will start its broadcast at 7 a.m. Central Time, with Thomas’ declaration slated to be the first of 13 throughout the day.

Thomas is No. 3 on the final American-Statesman’s Fabulous 55 list of the state’s top recruits. Defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao (No. 40) is the only other uncommitted prospect with national signing day just two days away.

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The 247Sports Composite five-star defender who dominated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl is expected by many to choose Stanford over Arkansas and UCLA.

Texas was a player early in the recruitment of Thomas, but the 6-foot-3, 258-pounder cooled off of any interest in the Longhorns since an unofficial visit to Austin in mid-September.

No other players from Texas are on ESPNU’s announcement schedule, and none of the 13 recruits are considering the Longhorns.

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