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Key Texas DE target K’Lavon Chaisson sets decision time

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The most important Wednesday announcement will come in the late morning.

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On Monday, Galena Park North Shore defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson revealed that he will announce his college decision between the Florida Gators, LSU Tigers, and Texas Longhorns on Wednesday during a signing ceremony at 11:00 a.m. CT at his high school:

The 6’4, 220-pounder is arguably the most important remaining target in the class for head coach Tom Herman and certainly the most important remaining target for defensive coordinator Tom Orlando, who is looking for pass rushers to fill out his multiple 3-4 defense.

The list from Chaisson is a little of a change — he had originally narrowed his list to the Longhorns and Tigers before taking an official visit to Gainesville over the weekend. Now it appears that Florida is in the mix, though almost certainly trailing behind the two schools that made his previous cut.

In the 247Sports Crystal Ball, Texas has an enormous edge over LSU, but things may be closer than that after Chaisson took a visit to Baton Rouge following the end of the dead period.

The trip to Austin followed, so the Longhorns staff does have the benefit of making the more recent trip. And Herman and his staff recruited Chaisson well enough at Houston that the Cougars seemed legitimately in the race for his services.

Predicting which way this recruitment will go in the final moments is difficult. However, the industry certainly believe that there is reason for confidence in the burnt orange nation.